Friday, December 5, 2008

The Door and Humanifesto


I recently recieved a copy of The Door.

An incredible worship DVD filmed in Beijing, China, by Worshiplanet. During worship, this spoken word was given...




Humanifesto
I want to be a grace guerilla,
no longer a chameleon of karma;
the time has come to stand out from the crowd.
I want to give forgiveness
a fighting chance of freeing me,
to live in love and live it out loud.
I want to drink deep of the foolishness of wisdom
instead of swallowing the wisdom of fools,
to find a source in the deeper mines of meaning.
I want to search out the unsearchable,
to invoke the invisible,
to choose the truths the TV hypnotists aren't screening.

No camouflage,
no entourage,
no smoothly fitting in.
I want a faith that goes further than face value
and a beauty that goes deeper than my skin.

I want to be untouched by my possessions
instead of being possessed by what I touch,
to test the taste of having nothing to call mine,
to hold consumption's cravings back,
to be content with luck or lack,
to live on water as well as on wine.
I want to spend myself on those I think might need me,
not spend all I think I need on myself.
I want my heart to be willing to make house calls.
Let those whose rope is at an end
find in me a faithful friend.
Let me be known as one who rebuilds broken walls.

No camouflage,
no entourage,
no smoothly fitting in.
I want a faith that goes further than face value
and a beauty that goes deeper than my skin.

I want to be centred outside the circle,
to be chiselled from a different seam.
I want to be seduced by another story
and drawn into a deeper dream,
to be anchored in an undiscovered ocean,
to revolve around an unfamiliar sun,
to be a boom box tuned to an alternate station,
a bullet fired from a different gun.

No camouflage,
no entourage,
no smoothly fitting in.
I want a faith that goes further than face value
and a beauty that goes deeper than my skin.

Gerard Kelly is a poet, author and senior pastor
of Crossroads International Church, the Netherlands

2 comments:

Stacey said...

That sounds like a great song.

Hope Clark said...

It was a spoken word... but just as powerful as a song. I really liked it.