I have given up religion

I have given up religion
and follow only Love

Mullahs, Priests and Rabbis
Imams, Buddhists, Zoroastrians,
All laugh at my naivete
But my ears hear only You

Beards and robes and cassocks
outward signs of piety

Mean nothing, are worthless
without a heart of love

Heaven and hell are empty
tales to frighten children

Only to You do we return
home at last, home at last

Good and evil counterbalance
men and women, all that live 

drops falling into the Ocean
Home at last, home at last

- Irving Karchmar, 2013
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3 Responses to I have given up religion

  1. […] Vertaling van een gedicht door Darvish (origineel) […]

  2. jusd says:

    Reblogged this on Jusd.

  3. Josef Sefton says:

    How praiseworthy it is to desire to follow only the author of love, the giver of life. Such a decision is wise and will be richly blessed. Any decision that links us to the words of Jesus has the potential to usher in a rich harvest of blessings. May you, precious Irving continue to hear, above all else, the wonderful counsel from the giver of life.

    Truly as we resist the self-willed, selfish way of living life we will, on account of God’s grace, become more loving.

    Jesus said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

    Truly our Creator is glorified when His creation do this!

    Our home is found in the author of love, for He is selfless. May God bless you Irving with many more life-enriching and God-honoring experiences. Truly where He is home!

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