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Am I to drown in a lake of fire or am I heaven bound?
Is my sin only manifested in one man
Fallen and depraved and under continuous damnation from God?
Am I truly the apex of all creation?
Am I a mere helpmeet unworthy and incapable of godly leadership?
Or is the Energy of The Spirit not bound in a book or the walls of a building?
Is it not flowing through rivers and streams
And the vast oceans that encompass this Earth?
Is not water the most Holy and High of all creation?
The One from which all life has sprung forth?
Is not water life itself, without which all living beings will perish?
Does The Spirit not speak to me in the blowing winds and rains and snows?
Is the message not heard in the noisy gong of birds at dawn?
And seen through the long looks of deer in the fields?
I say The Kingdom is within me
With each breath and prayer and call to action
I will persist against the evil and damning forces within our midst
So keep me from your heartless judgements
Your parochial beliefs
Your confines of complicit catechisms
Speaking Truth to Power is my road to Glory and Salvation
Day 5. I think I have said enough today.