ruffled feathers

It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity
and not to desert his post.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(time for molting / a cardinal looking worse for the wear /Julie Cook / 2016)

Now is the time for the Faithful to be both brave and resolute…
for doubt and complacency have blanketed reality.

No longer do we know what is truth or fallacy…
As loud voices are vying for supremacy.

But we have been warned, long before now, that false prophets will abound.
There will be those who come and go offering promises that can’t be kept.
As we’ve been lulled into ignoring honesty

We’ve readily traded Truth for the satisfaction of self…
while the masses have not a clue.

There is neither time nor season to waste…
The stage is set, the events have begun,
yet everyone is too busy posing for the selfies of the egocentric.

Speak up you who hold the Faith.
Stand firm and hold your ground….
Because if you don’t, no one else will…
as all will have been for naught…

You don’t think so?
You don’t agree?
You don’t wish to be an alarmist?
You don’t want to appear intolerant, ignorant or uninformed…

Trouble is…
you don’t have the time to wait and wonder if…


How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?

Proverbs 6:9

10 comments on “ruffled feathers

  1. Perhaps he IS resolute, and the neighbor’s cat missed a potential meal? 🙂

  2. Great message and poem. I want to go down swinging even if I know I’m going down. We have read the end of the book and we know we win! Battles will be lost between now and then, but Christ has already won the war! We may find we have a short respite to enjoy growth and to win souls. Fight to the end. Eph. 5:11 says to have nothing to do with the forces of evil, but rather expose them.
    Blessed are those who when Christ comes, he finds us doing His Father’s will.
    God Bless You Cookie

    • thank you so much for your kind words—I love it, “I want to go down swinging even if I know I’m going down”…me too!!!!
      and I thank you for always sharing so strongly and unabashedly on the Christ Centered Teaching blog!!!

  3. I needed this today! Thanks Julie.

  4. Wally Fry says:

    Great teaching Julie..just great. Too many are lounging about on the couch of their salvation when they need to get up, get in the fray, and take the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.

  5. Poor baby! They are such exquisite birds but this one is definitely having a bad hair day. Your post is fabulous as usual! 🙂 ❤

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