In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:1-5 ((NIV)



 Strengthen my resolve,


Stir an intolerance of half-truth;

Fuel my outrage 

when compassion is denied 

And bread stolen

Leaving empty hands.


Grant me discomfort, 

Word Of God,

Be the spur of my contempt

For duplicity and double talk

When self-interest masquerades 

As a courageous choice

And the helpless are despised.


Illuminate my spirit,

Defeater of darkness,

Renew that ancient hope

Of justice unleashed,

The humble honoured

And all things re-ordered


As the meek inherit the earth.


Chris Matthews

Digital Art by Adam Howie