Chaos and Choice
by Weldon D. Nisly 7/29/19 for September Hospitality
One man consumes us/US.
Consumes our attention-energy-emotion.
Disordering creation with obsessive compulsive chaos.
Noxious character casts blinding spell over us/US.
We let him mire us/US in chaos.
We let him manipulate us/US with fear.
We let him sacrifice vulnerable humanity on the altar of vitriolic inhumanity.
We let him demonize and dehumanize the Holy Other/Wholly Other.
We let him scorn decency and dignity on the altar of demeaning tweets.
Who are we? What have we become? What do we choose?
Personal self is embroiled in cauldron of toxic hate.
Not True Self or Spiritual Truth.
National psyche is hung on the cross of sacrificial enmity.
Not true democracy of-the-people, by-the-people, for-the-people.
Fostered by one who consumes us/US with obsessive chaos.
Focused on one who is compulsive disorder.
Obsessed with chaotic attention rather than no attention.
Master of misdirection-manipulation-meanness-madness.
Casting spell on us/US. On loyalists. On opponents. On allies. On enemies.
Being chaotic answer to self-created chaos.
Making us/US crazy.
Virulent hate. Self-hate. Other hate.
Dominating destroying hate. Hurting harming hate.
Wreaking havoc on God’s people and disordering creation.
Model-mirror-manifestation of America. White Christ America.
Worst angels of our nature.
Struggle for words to speak into chaos.
Adding words to countless words spoken and written.
Will words become chaos or confront chaos?
Yet to be silent is to become paralyzing chaos.
Write out of chaos about chaos to break spell of chaos.
To confront chaos of disordered creation.
In me. In you. In country. In church-synagogue-mosque-temple.
In the name of God stop the chaos.
Stop the misdirection. Stop the manipulation.
Stop the meanness. Stop the madness.
Within you. Within us/US. Within the one who is chaos.
God’s Incarnate Jesus – Gospel Jesus – Palestinian Jesus – Black Jesus.
Who am I? Who are we? What do we choose?
E Pluribus Unum – Out of many, one.
“America: love it or leave it.”
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door – Emma Lazarus & Lady Liberty
“Go back where you came from.”
Choose each day whom you serve.
God of love or god of hate.
Christ or chaos.
Black Jesus or white christ.
Welcoming America or walled america.
Hospitality or hostility.
Cannot serve both.
Choose this day whom you serve.
God have mercy.