Make Good Choices

This week a woman preached against the

Sin of watching Game of Thrones. It struck

Me as odd she didn’t say anything about

Plagiarism, which in certain circles is

Considered much more than a peccadillo.

We pick and choose. Pickers, choosers.

Winners, losers. Ashes, we all fall down.


Of course there are those men (and women)

Who believe it sinful for a woman to preach at all.

These are the descendants of Esau, men (and women)

Who have sold their birthrights for bowls of fear

And trembles. At face value this can appear humble.

Yet if you crack the nut what you find at the

Center is a hungry hungry heart.


“Life’s a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches

are starving to death!” Auntie Mame preached

this although it was changed to “suckers” for the

silver screen. We pick and choose.


“I never knew you, depart from me.” Jesus preached

this whopper, and hearing it haunted me as a child.

Still does. And while not old, I’m older now, aware of

Another line that Jesus gently casts upon the rivers

Of my mind. “You’re troubled over too much.

There’s only one that matters. Pick and choose,



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  1. Annie B on June 2, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Interesting. I wonder which One matters…often I wonder.

  2. Diana Trautwein on June 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Ah, yes. Pick and choose. And sometimes, that can break your heart.

  3. Cherry on June 2, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Good stuff, John. Thank you.

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