God's Word is an incredibly undefinable beast
which proclaims and praises on one page
and condemns the next:
a Bible of incredibly human stories
pockmarked with divine prophecies,
bound by the glue that is God's love
of people and peoples, and this planet.
God's Word is twisted into splinters
which catch beneath queer skin,
puncture holes in rounded identities
and leave grey questions unanswered.
God's Word is reduced from a text of rich meaning
to a series of fundamental rules
designed to secure one ticket to heaven.
But tomorrow is a latter day.
God's living Word walked this earth
two thousand years ago
in the silhouette of a radical man,
evaporator of toxic masculinity,
defender of the marginalised,
challenger of oppressive systems
and embracer of every single human being
for who they are.
God's living Word calls us
onto this winding journey called discipleship,
beckoning not with the promise of paradise
but with the challenge to create it on earth.
God's living Word heals the splinters
of fractured identities,
molds brokenness back into human beings,
dismantles jagged structures
that injure and discriminate,
and leads us toward this long-fabled
vision of equality.
This undefinable beast glues human beings together,
offering the hard way
into relationship with a loving God
and between alien peoples.
Full of rich meaning,
our Bible pays homage to our God,
but it does not speak for Them.
Our Bible is a human testament
to this divine vision:
a vision to which we dedicate our lives.