Gateway from autumn
God gender neutral say Justin Welby – hardly news!
Not in His name: God is gender-neutral, says Archbishop of Canterbury – hardly new. Whoever thought human language was competent to describe or name that which we have called ‘God’?
Love your neighbour?- straight, gay or whatever orientation.
I am saddened that some Christians are unaccepting of people different from themselves and then try to use the Bible to validate their position.
Who rules the world just like a king?
Who rules the world just like a king
within our present time and space?
Who has the power of life and death,
of healing or withholding grace.
As politicians seek our votes,
exposing or obscuring truth,
sometimes their language loses rhyme,
while arguments become obtuse.
Just what is truth and where is love,
and what would Jesus do or say?
And how are we to follow faith
within our present time and day?
Who rules our wills, who charms our lives,
the powerful, or those hid from sight;
the weak, denied, or those abused
who hide away within the night?
The least is Jesus in our midst.
The least of these is Christ the King.
Then let the world turn upside down
the poor must rise and rule and sing.
© Andrew Pratt 27/10/2012
Tune: FULDA, GONFALON ROYAL
CHRIST THE KING
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