Lord Give Us the Rapture, But

Lord Give Us the Rapture, But

Lord give us the Rapture and take all the Christians, the
Showy church going
False prophecy making
Mercedes limo praying
Reality show braying
Poverty fearing
Leave us Your followers, instead.

Lord give us the Rapture and take all those whose
Credit-cards have a greater limit than their Love;
Who have hate in their eyes rather than Love in their souls
and fire on their tongues rather than Forgiveness;
Who Love their country club companions but scorn their down-the-hill brethren;
Who respect power and money, make war and enmity, and waste Your creation.

Yes, Lord, please take all of them but leave us the followers of Jesus, who
Worked hard – for others;
Worked miracles – but not for himself;
Who put Love over laws and
Tried to make the world better for us.
What’s more green than a donkey.

Lord give us the Rapture but leave us the Love-inspiring, generous, poor-helping, and peacemaking;
Those who are up-lifted but not always up-scaled;
Who use their minds and take care of all Your gifts.

Lord, take those who fear You. Comfort them and put their fear to rest. We are all one.


In Progress? iPad 2s already “Raptured”

Where the perfect were made...

Is the deadly and powerful explosion at the FOXCONN factory in Chengdu, China, yesterday a sign that His Holy Product Recall is already in progress?  Time will tell. But if He is indeed interested in repossessing the most perfect of earthly things, He may have chosen well – or at least according to consumer preference.

"Official" praise for the iPad 2...

True fables of our time

Prayer crosses for sale at Walmart

I’m writing a fable. Well, I have as story in my head that may come out as a fable – I’m toying with it. The story kernel I have is that one day in the not too distant future, the world wakes up to find it has happened! The Rapture.

Come on, you’ve heard of it. At least from Tim LaHaye’s bestselling Left Behind novels and now his appearance on talk shows saying that President Obama’s socialist policies move us closer to Apocalypse. And that’s if you didn’t get lectured about it as a child getting brainwashed in Sunday school.

Of course, that story’s been written. But here’s the catch – it turns out there’s been a slight miscommunication. Whoever received the visions that inspired the Book of Revelations missed an important detail. It’s not about the Christians.

In my Rapture, the world wakes up one morning to gradually discover that China, and much of Southeast Asia, are virtually empty of people. Empty of honest, hardworking Buddhists. Ahem. Ahem. And my working title is The Day Walmart Died.

And having that in my head makes me see everything in that context. Weird, I know. But I’m going with it since news these days is a perfect fit for the genre. As they say, truth is stranger than fiction.