CONTACT

SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT

FARMING TO FREEDOM - BOOKS BY JOHN BUTLER

 

CONTACT

Update

 

As there’s usually something more in process of ‘becoming’, I include a few samples:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To a young friend who has lost his girl:

I couldn’t do much more than hold her hand

And gaze into her eyes.

I’m old now. People say I’m wise.

If so, it’s come – surprise,

From losing all I’d planned

In hope for happiness.

God chastens those he loves

And purges, that they fruit the more.

Love takes away – to give the more.

Lord Jesus Christ, and then – no more to say;

Whatever mantra, prayer it was just melts away,

Being taken up, I know not how or where

Until returned to uttermost content, a smile

Of sweetest dreams transcended, all frustrations ended,

And only bits of body left to fidget for a while.

Prayer is substantial – invisible, spiritual substance that binds everything together in perfect harmony - original perfection. To the world, of course, it seems insubstantial, inconsequential, but everything out there’s the wrong way round. Prayer puts it right. How great is its influence? How great is the need? Where, what is wrong if not my own view? It’s my polluted consciousness - being my responsibility - to clean my act. So great is scope for good. “Smile, and the world smiles with you”. The Divine smile supersedes all measurement of man.