Get what you need…

No, you can’t always get what you want,
You can’t always get what you want,
You can’t always get what you want,
But if you try sometime, you find,
You get what you need

(Lyrics by Mick Jagger)

(flowering hawthorn / Julie Cook / 2016)

Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined,
and a house divided against itself will fall.
If Satan is divided against himself,
how can his kingdom stand?

Luke 11:17-18

Looking left
Looking right
Running around in circles…
Looking endlessly,
Yearning voraciously
Wanting impatiently

Never seemingly satisfied.

Children out of control
Teens out of control
Parents out of control
Athletes out of control
Politicians out of control
Entertainers out of control
Musicians out of control
News folks out of control
Clergy out of control
Average folks out of control

And now fractured beyond repair

That is us
And it is now

Divided and divisive
Spiraling out of control
Crashing and burning
A world set adrift and endlessly burning

One need
One want
One remedy

One Hope
One Savior
One God

“The world is in flames.
Are you compelled to put them out?
Look at the cross.
From the open heart gushes the blood of the Savior
This extinguishes the flames of hell.”

Edith Stein
Thy Will Be Done
Bread and Wine
Readings for Lent and Easter

12 comments on “Get what you need…

  1. says:

    Wisdom divine!

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  3. Lynda says:

    We are a culture obsessed by what we want rather than what the world needs! Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, knew that the world needed the cross of Christ. We know it as well but am I willing to give my life as St. Teresa Benedicta did? These are tough questions for our day. Thanks Julie.

  4. A pendulum nearly always swings back to other way at some point in time. Maybe when it does it will knock some of the idiots off the feet and throw the at the foot of Jesus! It’s just a thought. 🙂 ❤

    • Lynda says:

      Natalie, it’s true that the pendulum will swing back. But I have to admit that you have given me a real chuckle when you write about the pendulum knocking people off their feet and catapulting them to the feet of Jesus. What a marvellous image! I think that happens to each of us at times. Blessings.

  5. ColorStorm says:

    Reminds me of another tune jewels: ball of confusionnnnnn……….

    Good stuff, fortunately God is not surprised by our antics.

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