Peace All tghe Time, Right? A narritive poem by ko shin Bob Hanson


What a day, What a moment, Thanks and praise to all who made this possible…
As we cry out in this moment,
the pain of living,

The pain of tsunami, of judgment instead of grace…
Rejecting some, welcoming others, and not all…
When did Jesus reject anyone?
Why do we?

Called to love, bring justice and peace to our world…
Yet so many are left out

My neighbor, a stranger,
Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu or Jain
Lutheran or Baptist
Or whatever

Where is the separation,
In our hearts and souls
Or in our
Doctrine and interpretation…?

“Never think that I believe I should set out a “system of teaching” to help people understand the way. Never cherish such a thought. What I proclaim is the truth as I have discovered it and “a system of teaching” has no meaning because the truth can’t be cut up into pieces and arranged in a system.” -Diamond Sutra

For me, my clan, it is the heart and soul that welcomes
All else is created to separate
Not to deepen…
I am here today
To empower the heart of all
So that Peace can run down like a river…

Join me

Walk with me

Guide me

But only from the heart and soul of your being

Help me

Not the things that separate us
Because we are all different
Oh well, what a moment, this one is

Many thanks, but now I must warn you…
My sisters and brothers on the path…
Here comes the next one…how will we receive it…
How will receive the human being who comes down the path to meet us?

God is Good…all the time…All the time…God is good!

“Better than a thousand useless words is one word that gives peace.”


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