Is God a Bully?

Wear a hat!

Sit still!

Wear a veil!

Behave!

prostrate yourself!

give money!

Fast!

Submit!

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God is warring,

violent, avenging,

A Jealous one,

rewards killers,

racist, white,

spurns women,

wants sacrifices,

tramples infants!

Thous shall not!

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Didn’t God create

a beautiful world?

Love and families?

gave us Jesus,

healing,

equality for all,

non violent

opposition,

stood against

oppression,

self giving,

so beautiful.

The cross.

The grave.

Empty.

Loving hands freed to heal again.

Lent a Fast

What do I do with Lent?

Does God really choose

to ignore me if I eat chocolate,

or biscuits, or drink wine?

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Does God like me better

because I give up something?

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I believe that fasting maybe 

not for God at all, but for me.

A time where I feel better

about myself and therefore

I will make you feel better too.

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So, I shall eat chocolate,

drink wine and brandy too,

but will stop for a moment

and cwts with Jesus. We will 

feast as he hold me fast within.