Friday, July 8, 2005

from here who knows when?
I've been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they're real
I've been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures are
All I can feel

pictures of you, the cure

ironic that the cure to it all is more gloom and doom. perhaps there isn't a cure at all, we are all just mindlessly spiraling down toward an infinte chasm that forever traps us.

or there is salvation, glory and righteousness in our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.

i've been re-reading the watchmen again, an amazing graphic novel by the way. there is both utter nihilism and belief in humanity all at once. it celebrates both the pure miracle of human existence, as well as the depths of a fallen being that knows no depth.

once you've seen the dark underbelly of the world, you cannot pretend it isn't there.

this world isn't a pretty place, and as christians, we're not living in some sort of lala land fantasy. this world probably couldn't become a better place to live in no matter how hard we try. if this place is to be a better place, it's up to God, not us. but y'see, the lifestyle of christianity and walking in salvation's loving embrace means that we are in the world but not of the world, because Jesus has already conqured the world. we do good and make it a better place, not because we have to, but because we are compelled to. which of you as a christian can say that because this world is headed toward the downward spiral, we can just walk past our neighbour who's been hurt, and pretend that it isn't there? but of course, let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

a bit more revelation, a bit more freedom, a bit more surrender to the only force that is worth worshiping for.

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