U2 SELF AID, RDS DUBLIN - MAY 17, 1986 (#10 in Stocki's Fav U2 Live Moments)
STOCKI SURMISES PRINCE CHARLES MEETING GERRY ADAMS... DISCONCERTING BUT NEEDED

YOU ARE NOT SAFE...

Aslan Not Safe

YOU ARE NOT SAFE...

Almighty God,

As Beaver said to Lucy about Aslan in CS Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

You are not safe

You are good.

Forgive us Lord, when we make you safe

When we confine you to our definitions

When our faith is no more than cotton wool to protect us from life

Instead of the courage to race headlong into the real world

When discipleship is being in the safe places of the Church

Instead of being shining lights in the dirtiest of holes

When holiness is just respectable behaviour

Instead of the dynamic revolution of your Spirit in our deepest character.

Forgive us when we give you predictability

When we make safety a spiritual virtue.

Help us to remember Abraham 

Who left his security with no planned future

Help us to remember Moses 

Who went back to the place where he had yielded to temptation

Help us to remember David 

Who fought a giant without armour or sword

Help us to remember Jesus 

Who set his face towards the cross.

You are not safe

You are good.

 

You Are Not Safe is from Steve Stockman's new book Reflections, Poems & Benedictions... out May 31st... launch gig @ Fitzroy @ 7pm... all welcome!

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