GOD IS LIFE— NOT RELIGION
Having treated God as a religion, Christianity has effectively made God irrelevant to the material world.
God is LIFE, not RELIGION. Where there is life, there is God. Where there is no life, God is there to give life. And it is primarily because of the lack of life in the world that God sent his only begotten Son: Not to condemn the world, but to give it life.
Furthermore, we cannot lock up God and Jesus in church and confine them within the bounds of spirituality, never to meddle in the political affairs of men. All the affairs in the world are God’s. A separation of church and state is a separation of God from his people. God, Jesus, and the people of the world are inseparably one.
GOD MUST RULE THE WORLD
We often say God is Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth. Yet if indeed God is Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, why is it the self-seeking men in sheep’s clothing who are ruling the world—and not God?
God must rule the world! Rule must he through his men—not through any corrupt and evil man of the world.
As business owners do not evaluate their salesmen by the hard efforts their salesmen expended but in the sales they actually produced, the people too must not look for sweet promises and alleged good intentions from their leaders in serving the people, but results.
Good governance demands that: “No single soul must be seen deprived of his basic needs and rights to live with full human dignity in this world.” This is the fullest essence of governance—no other. And this is where the true measurement of the progress of a nation lies. In good governments largely rests the perfect fulfillment of the will of God.
When the nation’s leaders are corrupt, she has NO LEADERS. What she has are OPPRESSORS AND PLUNDERERS—posing as servants of men and representatives of God.
True leaders came to office to lead the nation to progress; corrupt leaders came to office to plunder the nation. In the words of Jesus, “Corrupt leaders are the hired shepherds who only came to steal, kill and destroy.” When leaders are plunderers, expect massive poverty and oppression, not progress.
Truly, the life of the world is in the hands of the rulers. When rulers are sons of Satan, what can you expect? Can you imagine, therefore, the kind of world we shall have if it be in the hands of the disciples in Christ?
Satan must fall! Jesus had long seen it..
“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” [Luke 10:18]
As the world is in the hands of the politicians, SO JESUS SHALL BE A POLITICIAN.
The world needs a POLITICAL PARTY whose Lord and Master is God, whose platform for change is the righteousness and justice of God [founded on the Basic Needs and Rights of Man], whose accountability is to God alone, and whose primary Mission is to transform the world into a one big kingdom of God on earth freed from all sins and sufferings where not one is not fully dressed up in human dignity and honor.
This party must be called “THE JESUS MISSION PARTY.”
Jesus came not just for the SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF MAN but for the totality of man.
When Jesus talks of justice, he means the justice on earth—as God has it in heaven. When he talks of love, he means the love on earth—as God has it in heaven. When he talks of peace, he means the peace on earth—as God has it in heaven. When he talks of mercy, he means the mercy on earth—as God has it in heaven.
It is Jesus’ Mission to do his Father’s will on earth, as it is being done in heaven; to bring the righteousness and justice of God to earth, as God has them in heaven; and to bring the kingdom of God to earth, as God has it in heaven. Jesus said:
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.' [Matthew 6:9-10]
Jesus’ LIBERATION is to be freedom from all kinds of earthly suffering that bring miseries to a life that is supposed to be a gift from God, not a curse. His SALVATION is to be freedom from all earthly sins that bring condemnation to a life that is supposed to be lived eternally with God in heaven, and not with the devils in hell.
If the “kingdom of God” that Jesus was proclaiming to the world would be made to pertain to the kingdom of God that will come at the end of the age with the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and if the “Church of Jesus” to pertain to the traditional Christian churches we are seeing today that would rather concern themselves with the spiritual affairs than meddle with the political and economic affairs of the outside world—expect to see poverty, hunger, oppression, and all the other kinds of injustices and sufferings to be remaining in our world, getting to be larger and larger, wider and wider, deadlier and deadlier—“till thy kingdom come.”
If Jesus came purposely with SPIRITUAL AIM—none of the economic, social, cultural, and political— he is then a MESSIAH OF THE DEAD, not of the living; that is, coming to save our life in the spirit when we shall be already dead, not coming to save our life in the body when we are yet living.
Tell me, what good is saving man spiritually, while his body is writhing in pain? You cannot divide the life of man in two: One temporal, the other spiritual—then be concerned only with the temporal or the spiritual. Life is at once temporal and spiritual. If you want to save man, save him now while he is yet in flesh and bones, not when he is already dead in pure spirit.
Any religion that concerns itself only with man’s spiritual salvation is a “RELIGION OF THE DEAD.” Jesus said:
“But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? HE IS NOT THE GOD OF THE DEAD BUT OF THE LIVING.” [Matthew 22:31-32]
The battle for supremacy between the "forces of Jesus" and the "forces of Evil" shall remain to be fought through: POWER FOR POWER, MONEY FOR MONEY, and TRUTH FOR TRUTH.
The New Tenants of the Kingdom shall never stop until they have gotten the powers to rule the world in accordance with the righteousness and justice of God.
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, TILL HE LEADS JUSTICE TO VICTORY. In his name the nations will put their hope.” [Matthew 12:20-21]
The evil forces have sought for wealth and power and they impoverished many. The forces of Jesus shall seek for wealth and power and they shall liberate all. Wealth and power to glorify the SELF is worth a billion lies; wealth and power to liberate the poor and the oppressed is worth a priceless truth.
"HE WHO HAS THE WEALTH AND POWER" has the duty to bring life to the world; and "HE WHO HAS THE DUTY TO BRING LIFE TO THE WORLD" must seek for all the wealth and power in the world to make it happen.
‘THE JESUS MISSION PARTY’ is to be the soul and body of the world.
She will be at the forefront fighting the evil forces in our world. She will be in the political arena, not as a counselor or mediator, but as the direct administrator of the affairs of the world. Truly, from her shall arise NEW CAESARS OF THE WORLD. The Caesars of God shall conquer the world and rid it of all kinds of injustices. The reins of the world ought to be in the hands of the "New Caesars of the World"!
Asking for money from the rich to give to the poor is an ‘ant’s approach’ to dealing with the gargantuan socio-economic problems of the world. The problems ought to be approached with the massiveness of the elephants. “Good government is the answer!”
In the final analysis, putting shepherds with the heart and mind and soul of Jesus at the helm of every government in the world is the only real, final, and fastest answer to all the ills and sufferings in our world. Merely talking about love, peace, and justice, wishing about them, praying for them, and seriously calling on God’s Providence to grant them—will not get us anywhere. Two thousand years are more than enough. God did not make the world to work that way.
“A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ ‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’” [Luke 13:6-9]
The poor, the hungry, and the oppressed among us cannot wait much any longer. Sufferings are getting more unbearable, as sins are getting more atrocious each day. We are the hands of God, not the other way around. It’s high time that we put the MEN OF THE KINGDOM where the light and the salt of the earth ought to be. And let us work for it now, while “the tree is yet green.”
A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. For the time will come when you will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ Then they will say to the mountains, 'Fall on us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' For if people do these things WHEN THE TREE IS GREEN, what will happen when it is dry?” [Luke 23:27-31]
‘THE JESUS MISSION PARTY’ would be God’s answer to the cries and woes of all the downtrodden in the world.
“Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and THE GOOD NEWS IS PROCLAIMED TO THE POOR. Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” [Matthew 11:4-6]
Is ‘THE JESUS MISSION PARTY’ pursuing a UTOPIAN MISSION of freeing the world from its sin and suffering?
If it is possible for a few greedy men of wealth and power to bring untold sufferings to a great number of people in our world, it is possible too for even a few God-centered disciples in Christ to turn the world around and make it a veritable kingdom of God on earth for every living soul. Jesus said—
“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” [Luke 18:24-27]
In the ‘BOOK OF 2 PETER,’ it was written:
Do not forget, beloved, that with the Lord, ONE DAY is like a thousand years, and A THOUSAND YEARS is like one day. [2 Peter 3:8]
Following Peter’s statement, if the first millennium [year 1 AD to year 1000 AD] is DAY ONE with the Lord, and the second millennium [year 1001 AD to year 2000 AD] is DAY TWO with the Lord, then today’s third millennium [2001 AD to year 3000 AD] is DAY THREE with the Lord.
“After they have scourged him, they will kill him, but HE WILL BE RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY.” [Luke 18:33]
Today is the day of our Lord!
“THIS THIRD MILLENIUM IS THE THIRD DAY THAT JESUS WILL BE RAISED!” Having stayed buried for the past two thousand years beneath the lies and hypocrisies of Christianity, today Jesus shall rise. Today is the day the TRUE LIGHT shall come.
From ‘The Jesus Mission Party,’ Jesus shall rise!
ON THE 12TH OF NOVEMBER 1991, while I was driving, something very strange happened. The front windshield of my car suddenly burst into pieces as if a lightning had struck it, and yet, as I looked around, I could not suspect anything or anyone who could have caused it.
THAT NIGHT I HAD A DREAM
It was a very frightening dream indeed; in fact, it was the most frightening dream I ever had so far in my whole life.
The dream had no story in it. What I could just recall was I was somewhat thinking of what name to give an organization [what kind of an organization is that, I do not know] when, out of the blue, a most horrifying and unearthly voice thundered. The voice shouted: “THE JESUS MISSION!”
The voice came so unexpectedly and was so mysteriously big and resonating that it jerked me up from my sleep into a sitting position—panting and sweating and wondering “What is that?”
I IGNORED THE DREAM
But almost exactly one year later, while I was driving again on the early morning of November 8 on my way to a seminar, a stone coming from nowhere hit the front windshield of my car so hard that it almost shattered the glass. As I looked around, there was no one or anything I could suspect the stone could have come from.
THEN I REMEMBERED THE DREAM
Somehow I thought there must be something exceptionally special the VOICE in my dream wanted to tell me.
“THE JESUS MISSION PARTY” IS THE RESULT OF THAT DREAM
My soul tells me it is the mysterious VOICE in my dream who wanted me to organize this political party.
And whose voice could that be? The outcome will tell. Jesus said:
“For John didn’t spend his time eating and drinking, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.” [Matthew 11:18-19]
BUILDING A BETTER WORLD
SO SAD AN OTHERWISE BEAUTIFUL WORLD
left an ocean many, down and trampled.
What are these menaces, so mean, so bold—
holding us from building a better world?
I LOOKED AROUND, LOOKED INTO, AND LOOKED THROUGH
exploring all barriers through and through.
With the shine from God, all things did unfold;
here they are: “The Twelve Evils in the World!”
THE TWELVE EVILS IN THE WORLD
THE FIRST EVIL
"THE TREATING OF GOD AS RELIGION"
THE WORLD SO TREATED GOD AS RELIGION
that if you seek God, He’s in religion;
that if you’ve no religion, you’ve no God;
that if you kill religion, you’ve killed God!
IF GOD IS A RELIGION, WHICH IS HIS?—
for thousands got formed since man’s genesis.
If God is a religion, what god’s He?—
for each faith has its own kind of deity.
IF GOD IS A RELIGION, WHERE IS HE?—
Aren’t spirits heavenly, not earthly?
If God is a religion, who needs Him?—
Is religion sought by hungry victims?
CAN YOU BOX UP IN RELIGION WHO’S “ALL”
and confine Him in a house called “temple”?
And why separate the church from the state,
One who made the world can’t govern our fate?
GOD IS LOVE—BUT IS LOVE A RELIGION?
God is justice—justice a religion?
God is mercy—mercy a religion?
God is freedom—freedom a religion?
GOD IS NOT A RELIGION! GOD IS LIFE!
Where there’s Life, there’s God; where there’s God, there’s Life!
God came not as a religion, but Life!
World can live without religions, not Life!
WHERE THERE’S NO LIFE, GOD IS THERE TO GIVE LIFE!
And it’s mainly because of lack of life
that He sent the One who himself is Life—
not to condemn the world, but give it life.
BUT IT’S NOT THE KIND OF LIFE MEN CONTRIVE—
where in its enjoyment the devils thrive;
but rather a life that God does provide—
its enjoyment brings renewal worldwide.
LIKE FENCE, RELIGIONS ARE BUT DIVISIONS—
they breed hatred, wars, and conflagrations.
As long as man put God in religions,
expect no peace but bloody contentions.
TO ALL RELIGIONS, GOD COULDN’T CARE LESS;
like sun, He shines to all, faith regardless.
His wind, rain, and snow are for everyone;
His soul rests among those who live as one.
NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE PREACH ABOUT GOD,
no matter how much we give praise to God,
no matter how many temples thereat,
for as long as there’s no love, God there’s not.
WHEREAS GOD MADE LIFE AND PUT MAN IN IT,
man formed religion and put God in it.
If you’re looking for God, find Him in Life;
I dare say, “Don’t have religion, have Life!”
THE SECOND EVIL
"THE DESTRUCTION OF JESUS’ MISSION BY PAUL"
IT’S THE HOLY SPIRIT JESUS PROMISED:
the Spirit of truth to give world assist.
But then came Paul, claiming sent from above,
and preached his own version of Jesus’ love.
WHAT A PITY, THE MISSION OF JESUS
got crashed by the claimed “chosen” among Jews.
Remove all Paul’s words if you’re in a quest,
and you will see Jesus at his truest.
JESUS CAME NOT MAINLY AS SON OF GOD,
he came as a Messiah sent by God.
He came not as a new world religion,
he came as life—freed from all perdition.
HE CAME NOT TO LEAN LIFE ON GOD ABOVE,
he came to lean life through each other’s love.
He came not as a good preacher on life,
he modeled himself as way, truth, and life.
HE CAME NOT TO CALL MAN TO HOLINESS,
he came to call sinners to righteousness.
He came not to love all those who love him,
he came to love even those who hate him.
HE CAME NOT TO EXALT THE GOOD CHRISTIANS,
he came to praise all good among humans.
He came not to liberate just the soul,
he came for both: “Freed Body and Saved Soul.”
HE CAME NOT TO CONDEMN THE HYPOCRITES,
it’s the exploiting of minds they commit.
He came not to denounce those with great wealth,
it’s the anguish they caused on poor of earth.
HE MADE NOT HIS DEATH—MAN’S DELIVERANCE,
there’s no salvation without repentance.
He came not for man’s rebirth on Last day,
he came for life being lived day by day.
HE CAME NOT FOR MAN TO SUFFER WITH HIM,
he came for man to have the joy in him.
He came not to give strength to stand all pain,
he gave strength to fight all foes causing pain.
HE CAME NOT TO BLESS CAESAR’S RULE ON EARTH,
he came to announce God’s rule over earth.
He came not to buy fine clothes and mansion,
he came to free the poor from destitution.
HE CAME NOT TO PRAISE THE GOD OF THE JEWS,
for Yahweh’s not the Father of Jesus.
He came not to preach the Law of Moses,
for many of Moses’ laws he’d transgress.
HE CAME NOT TO BUILD CHURCH AS SAVING PLACE,
he built people who’ll make world—better place.
He came not to take us to God’s heaven,
he came to bring God’s heaven to all men.
THE THIRD EVIL
"THE SHAM CHRISTIANITY"
HOW I BOIL AT THE CHURCH THAT HAS PLENTY
is she that gets fed by poor and hungry.
The shepherds, tasked to ease poor’s misery,
are they living like kings off poor’s penny.
WHEREAS OUR LORD CAME TO FEED THE HUNGRY,
the church wouldn’t even spare poor’s money
Whereas our Lord gave rest to the laden,
the church gave the poor even more burden.
TO DEFEND THEIR BASKING IN LUXURIES,
buying private jets and Lamborghinis,
living in mansions with rooms of thirty,
preachers would teach, “God wants us all wealthy.”
AND SO THEIR FANS AIM FOR GOODS OF THE WORLD,
most of prayers become requests for gold,
life’s goal has become “to amass,” not share,
God becomes “Lord of Self-seekers,” not care.
HENCE, WHEN THEY DO TALK OF “LOVE FOR THE POOR,”
how I cringe since the statement’s so impure.
Why will I not, when they live in grandeur,
courtesy of tithes from both rich and poor.
THEY’RE THE LEAST ONES TO CHAMPION THE POOR’S CAUSE,
for which not one angel would give applause.
Only when they share out all wealth in them
that even God can start believing them.
CHURCHES TALK OF FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY,
yet their doors are locked for security.
They talk of following Jesus’ Mission,
yet they build churches, not Care Foundation.
THEY TALK OF SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST ALONE,
yet the doorway is through their church alone.
They talk of the primacy of sharing,
yet they’re always at end of receiving.
THEY TALK OF FIGHTING THE EVIL FORCES,
yet they’re always caged up in their churches.
They talk of spiritual communion,
yet they bash each other for dominion.
THEY TALK OF STORING NO TREASURES THAT ROT,
yet they sit on thrones, all things gold they’ve got.
They talk of God’s share in offer of love,
yet none of the offers were meant for above.
THEY TALK OF LIVING ON FAITH AND HARD WORK,
yet they live on the sweat of other’s work.
They talk of imitating Jesus Christ,
yet you wonder if they believe in Christ.
FOR AS LONG AS CHURCHES ARE AFFLUENT,
derived from both the rich and indigent,
hardly would you think they’re doing God’s will,
rather more like they’ve partnered with evil!
THE FOURTH EVIL
"THE INUTILE DEMOCRACY"
TRUE GOVERNMENTS ARE “NOT RULED BY LEADERS”—
so untrustworthy, so marked with blunders.
True governments are “not ruled by people”—
always by majority, not by all.
TRUE GOVERNMENTS ARE “NOT RULED BY EXPERTS”—
suited for machines and all things inert.
True governments are “not ruled by clerics”—
man always be man, never seraphic.
TRUE GOVERNMENTS ARE “BUT RULED BY NATURE”—
she has the dictates for greatest nurture.
Nations who’d do a humbling before her
shall breathe with dignity, never hunger.
OBSERVE FROM NATURE HOW GRASS GROWS OR DIES:
“When parched, it wilts—watered, it multiplies;
land of scum or saint, cold weather or hot,
as long as there’s soil, grass grows—sans, does not.”
OBSERVE, TOO, HOW A NATION GROWS OR DIES:
“Led poorly, she would fall—led well, she’d rise;
her government—ruled or called by any—
as long as her needs are met, she’s happy.”
INDEED, WHAT’S THERE IN THAT THING CALLED PROGRESS,
when countless are crammed in makeshift boxes.
What’s in that thing called economic boom,
when countless do wallow in hapless gloom.
MAN WAS BROUGHT FORTH WITH ALL THE HUMAN NEEDS,
unless filled, he’ll go the way of the weeds.
In contrast, what a joyful life indeed,
if there’s not one need that’s been left unfilled.
TRULY, NEEDS OF MAN OUGHT BE THE CENTER
in the ruling by any in power,
just like no father will think himself great
seeing his child sitting at empty plate.
HOW WE CHOOSE NEW LEADERS TERM AFTER TERM
as if people’s happiness rests on them.
Aren’t man’s needs and rights fixed and final—
never a matter of leadership style?
THERE MUST BE A LAW THAT IDENTIFIES
all rights and needs that good living comprise,
and mandatorily give all of them,
regardless of who will be at the helm.
The GREATEST NATION is not the richest,
neither the most peaceful nor the freest.
Greatest is where not one soul’s seen denied
of all his basic rights to live with pride.
IF THERE IS A NATION WHERE ALL ARE FREE,
all are dressed up in fullest dignity,
there lies a genuine government for sure—
a “NATURACRACY”—reigned by Nature!
THE FIFTH EVIL
"THE TRIUMPH OF MATERIALISM"
THEY SAY “FOOD IS LIFE”—WELL, SURELY WHY NOT!
Without food how can body live at that?
The problem is—food we’ll surely have not,
if that one thing called “MONEY” is there not!
THEY SAY “WATER IS LIFE”—SURELY WHY NOT!
Without water how long can body last?
The problem is—water we can have not,
if that one thing called “MONEY” is there not.
THEY SAY “HEALTH IS LIFE”—WELL, SURELY WHY NOT!
Without health can life yet be life at that?
The problem is—treatment we can get not,
if that one thing called “MONEY” is there not!
THEY SAY “EDUCATION IS LIFE”—WHY NOT!
Sans education, what now with our lot?
The problem is—schooling we can get not,
if that one thing called “MONEY” is there not!
IT SEEMS ANYTHING THAT COMPRISES LIFE,
money should be there to give a thing—life!
Hence, if we want to live a secure life,
hit the bull’s-eye—MONEY—our breath of life!
MONEY’S LIFE! DEAD IN MONEY, DEAD IN LIFE!
Truly, if you do want to stay alive,
you do only have two choices in life:
“Have money! Or find one to give you life!”
OH, ALMOST ALL ROAD SIGNS POINT TO MONEY;
where money is greater, there go many.
To those who disagree that life’s money,
they’re made of spirit, without a body.
BUT AS WE SEEK A “LIFE THAT MONEY GIVES”—
a life in the body that makes us live,
let’s too not forget “life that God supplies”—
a life in the spirit that never dies.
LIFE THAT MONEY GIVES BRINGS JOY TO HOLDERS—
“as the rich get richer, poor get poorer.”
Life that God supplies brings life to others—
“as the rich get richer, poor get fewer.”
IF YOU GET RICH AND ENJOY LIFE SPENDING,
well and good—that’s the “PURPOSE OF LIVING.”
If you get rich and enjoy life sharing,
well and good—that’s the “MISSION OF LIVING.”
WE’RE HERE TO ENJOY THE LIFE GOD GAVE US:
“What for are those wonders God made for us.”
But we too have a mission God gave us:
“To include those hapless souls Man made for us.”
IN THE END, WE’LL BE JUDGED NOT ON HOW WELL
we’ve enjoyed the gift of life looking swell,
but on how well we’ve treated each other
as brothers and sisters in one Father.
THE SIXTH EVIL
"THE UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM"
HOW CAN A MAN WITH JUST “ONE SMALL TUMMY”
be owning vast farmland for his only.
How can a man with only “ONE BODY”
be owning a mansion with rooms thirty.
HOW CAN A MAN WITH JUST “ONE PAIR OF HANDS”
be owning more than his grasp can balance.
How can a man with only just “ONE LIFE”
be owning what thousands of years can’t wipe.
IF ALL BEEN SATISFIED OF THEIR HUNGER,
no one minds if some are wolfish eater.
What people mind is when some start grabbing,
leaving a great many others starving!
WE’VE SEEN THEM—RICH MAN BUYING AN ISLAND
or tens of thousands of hectares of land—
only to leave the entire land idle,
a glimpse to a greed without a bridle.
AND SO THE POOR WHO WANT TO FARM CAN’T FARM,
can’t touch those idle lands lest they meet harm.
Most of the earth’s farmlands cannot be tilled,
barred by those few who can’t contain their greed.
SO LONG AS LEGAL, EVERYONE IS FREE
to amass as much wealth without pity.
That is CAPITALISM you have there,
pointing why rich get richer, poor poorer.
THERE MUST BE A LAW THAT SHOULD FETTER GREED,
where all are free to get rich till they bleed,
but never to own land beyond what’s fair,
like lying in bed—size of an acre.
MAN IS FREE TO GET ALL THE WEALTH HE MEANT:
cars, lands, mansions—all to his heart’s content;
but sometimes may he discern a border,
countless to suffer if greed goes yonder.
MAN IS FREE TO ACHIEVE HIS GOALS AND DREAMS.
Oh, when captured, how heart glows, how soul gleams!
He can take any road where success goes,
as long as he treads not on others’ toes.
GREED KNOWS NO HUMANITARIANISM,
no kith and kin, no patriotism.
It’s purely founded on “worship of self”;
“what pleases self” is but its sole precept.
GOING THROUGH ALL TOWNS, JESUS SAW THE CROWDS;
they’re harassed and helpless, none to be proud.
To his disciples he said, with grief full:
“Laborers are few, harvest plentiful.”
TWO THOUSAND YEARS HENCE, EXIST YET THOSE CROWDS;
they’re now in billions, crying out so loud.
Laborers are still few, some even sham:
“Huge harvest to remain till kingdom come!”
THE SEVENTH EVIL
"THE BAD & CORRUPT LEADERSHIP"
IN A NATION WHERE THERE’S BROAD CORRUPTION,
government is just an imitation.
Its leaders do champion the people’s will,
but truly they came to serve not—but steal.
IF CHILDREN ARE THE PROVINCE OF PARENTS,
people are the domain of governments.
If people can’t turn to their government,
it only means they’ve got no government.
FOR AS LONG AS THERE’S GREED AND CORRUPTION,
there’ll always be crimes and destitution.
And till it’s the corrupt ever at helm,
if ills do get worse, don’t get overwhelmed.
CORRUPT LEADERS ARE “TERMITES OF THE WORLD”;
you’ll find them where there are timbers of gold.
When they gnaw, they do it without a sound;
you’ll just know it when things start crumbling down.
IN THEIR DARK WAYS, THERE SEEMS TO BE NO CURE:
“Control them with good systems, they’ll detour;
strap them with good laws, they’ll find a loophole;
teach them values, they’ll harden up their soul.”
HOW I BOIL WHEN IN TIMES OF GREAT TROUBLE,
leaders do not suffer with the people.
As people groan under weight of crisis,
leaders remain in their full luxuries.
WHAT IF EACH TIME COMES ECONOMIC PEST,
leaders eat the same food as the poorest?
If there’s a law that binds them to do this,
either there no more leaders nor crisis.
WHAT’S SO GREAT OF ECONOMY GROWING,
when millions are yet found poor and starving?
Poverty is political matter;
it is well in the hands of the leaders.
HOW MUCH MORE IF THERE IS NO IMPROVEMENT,
the poor pushed to even greater torment.
Time to change how leaders are measured out—
“Either they free all, or they all ship out!”
FOR AS LONG AS MILLIONS OF THE PEOPLE
have no dignity to cover their souls,
leaders have no right to royal comforts,
riding in limousines with full escorts.
WHY WE CAN ORDER OUR HOMES, NOT OUR WORLD?
Where are all the leaders and the rich lords?
Where the bright ones, the holy ones adored?
Is it only God who can fix the world?
THE WORLD BADLY NEEDS A “GREAT ARRANGER”
putting everything in perfect order.
I pose this challenge to all the leaders:
“Where there is hunger, there is no leader!”
THE EIGHT EVIL
"THE BREAKDOWN OF VALUES"
ONE JOBLESS SAYS “NO” TO BUMMING AROUND,
even though no vacancies there be found.
Another is “yes” to daily idling,
even there awaits a job opening.
ONE STUDENT WILL SHOUT A “NO” TO CHEATING,
even if the exam he’ll be failing.
Another, about cheating has no qualms,
he’ll be doing it in all of exams.
ONE FATHER WILL PROFESS “NO” TO STEALING,
even if his children die from starving.
Another will say “yes” to it really,
if it would mean saving his family.
ONE NEIGHBOR IS A BIG “NO” TO KILLING,
though how much insult he will be taking.
Another—killing is “never a no,”
notably if it concerns his ego.
ONE SPOUSE IS “NO” TO BEING UNFAITHFUL,
even if temptations are there so full.
Another—“yes” to being two-timer,
slight opening and they’re a betrayer.
HENCE, WHAT SET THE “YES” AND THE “NO” APART?
“Values”—the unseen forces in our heart.
In all our thoughts and ways, values are lord:
“They are the silent ruler of the world.”
LEARNING THAT IVORIES HAVE GREAT USES,
they rendered all the elephants tuskless.
Learning that there’s gold in illegal drugs,
they welcomed those who blocked their way with slugs.
LEARNING THAT GOD’S WORDS ARE MONEY-SPINNERS,
they used all deceits to gain followers.
Wait till man learns to eat the human face,
and they’ll put an end to the human race.
THE WORLD IS BECOMING MORE DANGEROUS,
because we hit the crimes, not the values;
we curse evil, not who made them evil;
we move by our guts, no more by God’s will.
IN TODAY’S MEAN WORLD, TO EACH HIS OWN LIFE:
“Your life is your life, my life is my life.”
To win, you only give when you can get:
“Security of self is the tenet.”
AND WHEN YOU DO WORK—WORK SMART, FAST, AND STRONG:
“The meek, slow, and weak—they just don’t belong!”
World owes no one any share of the rye:
“Winners will all live, losers will all die!”
HOW VITAL “VALUES THAT MONEY DOES GIVE”—
without them, it’s impossible to live.
But don’t forget “values that God does give”—
without them, it is better not to live!
THE NINTH EVIL
"THE INDIFFERENCE TO CALL FOR UNITY"
ARE WE CREATED LIKE A PUPPETRY?
That it’s God who controls our destiny?
If so, then God takes the blame completely
for all of the world’s crimes and poverty.
OR DID GOD GIVE US A WILL THAT’S SO FREE,
that if we don’t have love and unity,
some will live well, others in agony;
in our hands lie our joy and liberty.
GOD LOVES US IN WAYS WE LOVE EACH OTHER;
God guides us in ways we guide each other;
God helps us in ways we help each other.
We are the hands of God and no other!
GOD GAVE US THE POWER THROUGH “UNITY”
to build a world of peace and harmony.
The whole world has no chance to be ugly,
if all join in the solidarity.
IN UNITY, WE ARE THE HANDS OF GOD;
we’re the righteousness and justice of God:
“The evil that we ignore in the world
is the evil we allow in the world.”
“NO TO UNITY, NO TO RENEWAL!”
No renewal means an endless trial,
a putdown for all billions of people
crashed into oppression without scruple.
IT’S HIGH TIME WE BIND OURSELVES TOGETHER
and, once and for all, make our world better,
for if we do not, imagine with me:
“What world shall we leave for posterity?”
ARE WE HAPPY SEEING INJUSTICES?
Can we stand the endless sound of distress;
the horrid sight of all kinds of violence;
the putrid smell of greed for opulence?
FOR THE SAKE OF OUR LOVE FOR OUR CHILDREN
and for the rest that will come from heaven,
let’s all stop these acts of an imbecile,
lest karma is on us—not on evil!
AND DON’T WE EVER PRAY AND PLEAD WITH GOD
to just come down and treat evil with rod;
for if He does so, He might not spare us:
“We all fell short of what He asks of us.”
THE ANSWER TO WORLD EVILS AS A WHOLE
is unity of men in heart and soul.
The greater and stronger the entire whole,
the faster the attainment of the goal!
IN FACT, IT’S “THE ONE AND ONLY POWER”
that can lick all wickedness everywhere—
greater than all gunpowder can explode,
greater than all wealth-power can afford.
THE TENTH EVIL
"THE FLOUTING OF THE DICTATES OF NATURE"
CAN YOU PUT THE OCEAN IN A FISSURE?
Can you, too, contain God in a scripture?
God-inspired, Man wrote for God the Scripture;
love-inspired, God authored for Man Nature.
YOU’RE LOOKING FOR GOD? FIND HIM IN NATURE:
“He’s in the valleys, seas, plants, and creatures.”
God’s whole creation is the true Scripture:
“It shows no lies, all but truthful picture.”
THE LAW OF NATURE IS AN UNSEEN LORD,
crowned by God to bring order to the world.
Sans her, right on day one, the world crumbled;
and with today’s evil, will earth yet hold?
THE LAW OF NATURE AIMS TO PRESERVE LIFE,
ensuring perfect harmony, no strife.
She makes all things so interconnected,
one tiny misconduct, whole’s affected.
THE LAW OF NATURE IS ALL IN OUR SENSES:
our hearts can tell badness from righteousness.
All holy books were written much later,
the world survived by strict guidance from her.
THE LAW OF NATURE HAS HER MAKER’S SOUL,
ever so just and incorruptible.
Defy her and she’ll hold you on remand,
not minding if you’re the holiest man.
THE LAW OF NATURE IS ALL-EMBRACING,
none in whole cosmos she’s not governing.
Even in our sleep, she’s yet there ruling;
oh, dreams are so real, like two worlds turning.
THE LAW OF NATURE IS A GREAT TEACHER;
to all man’s questions, she has the answers.
All inventions and wisdom came from her;
she holds all the clues for a world better.
THE LAW OF NATURE IS FOR COMMON GOOD,
like oceans made vast to bring to all food.
Any who starts cornering her blessings
is messing with her design for sharing.
THE LAW OF NATURE IS GUIDE TO MAN’S RULE;
man-made laws that buck her are but for fools.
Any nation with anti-nature laws
will be ripped apart by the devil’s claws.
THE LAW OF NATURE HOLDS WHAT’S GOOD AND BAD;
she tells what makes a man happy and sad.
“What God says on this?”—she’s the archetype;
she’s the truest “Book of Values” in life.
IN SUM, THE LAW OF NATURE IS BUT GOD;
she’s the very hands, mouth, and soul of God.
Obeying her is listening to Life;
overlooking her is rejecting Life.
THE ELEVENTH EVIL
"THE DEARTH OF CONCERN FOR ONE ANOTHER"
I SAW TRIBES I HAVE NOT SEEN IN OTHERS:
“Their joy rests on good welfare of others.”
Indeed, they’re a people living as one:
“They whom we call the UNCIVILIZED one.”
BUT HOLD ON! WE TOO ARE LIKE NO OTHERS:
“Our joy rests on overtaking others.”
Oh, we’re a far cry from living as one:
“We whom tribes call as the CIVILIZED one.”
IN COMMUNES WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE PEOPLE
living with respect and kindness of soul,
therein you’ll find the kingdom of heaven,
regardless if each one is a heathen.
THE WORST SIN IN THE WORLD LIKE NO OTHER
is “lack of concern for one another.”
It’s the root of all greed and corruption,
the source of all crimes and destitution.
DON’T EVER THINK THAT ONE DAY THERE YONDER,
we’ll wake up to a bright New World Order.
For as long as “SELF” is placed at center,
the world’s to even get worse, not better!
PEOPLE MAY DIFFER IN A LOT OF THINGS:
“Faith, race, language, manners, way of thinking.”
But may they not differ in just one thing:
“The kindness required as human being.”
IF THERE’S KEY TO MAKING OUR WORLD BETTER,
it lies there in how we treat each other:
“Let he who is asking for help, be helped,
while he who is able to help, give help.”
FOR THOSE WHO’VE BEEN HELPED, LEARN TO STAND UP,
so, in turn, you too can help others up.
Till this kind of brotherhood does come not,
expect a world getting darker with rot.
IF WORLD IS PERFECT, WHY NOT ALL HAPPY?
Is not a place that’s perfect—heavenly?
Oh, how many dream of eternity,
when even heaven is no guarantee!
THE TRUE GUARANTEE IS NOT IN THE PLACE;
it’s in people occupying the space.
If all can just learn to help each other,
here and now is the heaven—no other!
THE WORLD WAS CREATED IN OPPOSITES—
like “the most” can’t exist without “the least,”
“birth” without “death,” “suspicion” without “trust.”
None can exist sans partner in contrast.
THUS, ALL THESE BASHING, DISCRIMINATION,
crime, hatred, poverty, and corruption—
God had foreseen them all to fall on man:
“They’re the opposite God made when Love’s gone.”
THE TWELFTH EVIL
"THE CULTURE OF LIES"
TRUTH IS “LIGHT”—IT ILLUMINES WHAT IS DARK;
to deeper discernment it gives a spark.
Lie is “murk”—it obfuscates what is bright;
to greater confusion it leads down right.
TRUTH IS “STRAIGHT”—STRIPPED OF ANY ORNAMENT;
it is what it is, meant for what it’s meant.
Lie is “crooked”—it’s coated with a charm;
it’s not what it is, made with hidden harm.
TRUTH IS “RAIN”—IT RENEWS THE SOULS ON EARTH;
it brings hope to where of hope there is dearth.
Lie is “gale”—it blows down people’s essence;
it vows things, to man’s spirit has no sense.
TRUTH IS “SHADE”—IT ASSUMES A GIANT TREE,
providing rest to a weary body.
Lie is “desert”—it is vast and empty,
aiming to exhaust reserve energy.
TRUTH IS “MEDICINE”—IT TREATS DISEASES;
it heals hatred, wars, wounds, and sicknesses.
Lie is “toxin”—it causes afflictions;
it instigates conflicts and divisions.
TRUTH IS “GOOD SOIL”—IT BRINGS AN UNTOLD BOON;
any seed sown would bloom into a fortune.
Lie is “bad soil”—it brings an untold bane;
any seed sown would only wilt and wane.
TRUTH IS “SUN”—it is neutral in all mood;
it shines on both the wicked and the good.
Lie is “eyeglass”—it chooses its user;
it matches grades for one to see better.
TRUTH IS “POWER”—it’s tallest in greatness;
one stroke of pen it wipes injustices.
Lie is “darkness”—it’s its best hideaway;
one strike of a match and it runs away.
TRUTH, EVEN WHEN CALLED A LIE, IS A “WHEAT”:
“It gives life to those who partake of it.”
A LIE, even when called truth, is a “weed”:
“It chokes the very life that people need.”
TRUTH REMAINS TRUTH, THOUGH STEPPED ON LIKE A DIME;
soon it shall reign with the passing of time.
A lie is yet a lie, though bought worldwide;
soon it shall fade with coming of new tide.
TRUTH LASTS AS LONG AS THERE’S CONSTELLATION,
for truths were but of Nature’s formation.
A lie lasts as long as there’s suppression,
for lies were but of beasts’ machination.
IN OUR WORLD WHERE LYING IS A CULTURE,
exposing truths invites death or censure.
Fear not! Rather worry that when we die,
we cannot look our Maker in the eye!
A MESSAGE TO
THE RICH & SUCCESSFUL
YOU’D NEED SWORD IF YOU WANT TO SEIZE THE WORLD;
you’d need WORD if you want to change the world.
In this work, word was used to tell the world—
“About the Twelve Evils choking the world!”
BUT THE WORD HAS TO MOVE TO SAVE THE WORLD;
it ought to reach all corners of the world.
And word won’t move without the help of gold—
“The gold and the word shall renew the world!”
WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASSIST ME MOVE THE WORD?
I’ve got tons of words dying to be told.
Through lack of dough, they can’t gain a foothold—
“I’m afraid they’ll just rot up and grow mold!”
OH, THE WORD WILL MOVE, IF I KNOW OUR LORD;
if the word is good, it shall get the gold.
It is His very will to save the world—
“He is the spark in all my every word!”
THE RICH AND THE SUCCESSFUL, YOU’RE SO BLESSED;
many have struggled but can’t reach the crest.
May your success be shared out to others—
“Lest to you it’s blessing, to the world: curse!”
ALL THE GREAT SUCCESS OF OURS IN THE WORLD
is being wished for by our loving Lord.
There is but one paramount question, though—
“Once we have made it, where do we now go?”
PUT A MISSION OF LOVE AND SELFLESSNESS
in our search for success and happiness;
for with no mission, we’re yet on our way—
“We’re already plague towards world’s decay!”
WHEN GOD PUT ALL HIS EARTHLY CREATION
in just one great ball, so full of motion,
there’s only one message to it: Sharing!—
“From birth to death, no unfair amassing!”
UNLESS WE GIVE CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER,
no “Lord is great!” could worship the Maker;
neither that worshiping through church-going—
“Where God’s so holy, outside He’s nothing!”
SEEK SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS NOT ONLY
for the joy and peace of our family,
but more so because the world cries for them—
“So loudly and sadly you won’t miss them!”
I BELIEVE, TILL THERE IS ONE HAPLESS SOUL
whose basic human needs and rights are less than whole,
we’re giving disgrace to Him, the Most High—
“All excuses we make, He will decry!”
PUTTING A MISSION IN OUR SUCCESS QUEST
is the final key to a life fullest.
Do it not for our own exaltation—
“But rather for God’s glorification!”
Rodolfo Martin Vitangcol
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