church business

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what goes around

Submitted: May 21, 2013

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if you want to save a soul, you’re gonna have to know exactly where it is, where to stand, like an X on the floor of a stage. the position of a saviour being sucked away by the spotlight, the less and less of him the more he sings the truth, the more men vying for a ticket. holiness is not spoken or heard; when did you ever save a man by talking to him? and once saved, what friend is he to you? a man will look to no one but the Devil to restart himself, to begin the marauding cycle of sin that truly keeps you in the loop of the Lord. how does He love you without loathing you, without the possessing the ability to cure your inconsistency and ailments? He is not a mother, loving unconditionally and wanting no reward. everything must be paid back in meaness. He is a collector of murders and infamy, hanging a rose on each mistruth He garners and enshrines. sin is like money, good for nothing unless you trade it for something. as a savior, you must have a hand in buying up terror and redistributing it. and not evenly, not doling out fair shares to each palm-up hand, but picking exemplary victims according to their moral quiet, their desire to remain anonymous. it is not the wholesome nor the cruel who deserve your attentions, but the silent. they will not face you, they will not act, they ignore the system entirely. i want to see long, boney, irascible fingers wagging in the face of every agnostic trying to go about his way as if he ain’t hurting no one. this is our customer. this is Church business. bring him in.

 


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