The Daily Post daily challenge

Zephaniah’s Warning

Z ephaniah warns
I srael and the whole world
P rophet of judgement

a loose interpretation of today’s prompt at The Daily Post, inspired by the Old Testament’s book of Zephaniah

Exercise your Chuckle Muscle

Laughter is a gift
Exercise your ‘chuckle muscle’
Else it wastes away

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by veteran English comedian Ken Dodd

Passport to Eternity

God’s grace is enough
Passport to eternity
The fallen raised up
Who place their faith in Jesus
Sanctified humanity

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

Perfect Unity

Father, Son, Spirit:
Not earthly symbiosis –
Holy mystery
Forged before time existed
God’s own perfect Unity

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

re-drafted from its original haiku form:
Father, Son, Spirit:
Not earthly symbiosis –
Perfect Unity

Shine to the World

Shine out to the world
As a beacon on a hill
Proud, bright, guiding light

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post and inspired by Matthew 5:14-16

Perfect Tri-Union

A cord of three strands
Without beginning or end
Binding history
Together in creation
The Father broken-hearted
The Son obedient to death
The Spirit yet remaining
Ever-present help
In perfect tri-union
Countless blessings flow

written in response to today’s Daily Post daily prompt, as a conjoined tanka and reversed tanka

Holy Quest

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Rein in your knight mares
Seek first the Kingdom of God
A holy dream quest

written in dual response to today’s prompts at RonovanWrites and The Daily Post

Essence of Being

Methinks Descartes made it wrong
To determine the essence of being
Which sits not in mankind’s minds’ thoughts
But in our feeling, our souls singing

written in response to today’s Daily Post daily prompt – ‘sing’

The Growing Seed

Fed and well-watered
Bathed in most glorious Light
The seed will flourish

written in response to today’s Daily Post daily prompt

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
– Mark 4:26-29

Sinister Southpaw

Sinister southpaw
Shall not deflect me from right –
Get thee behind me!

– written in response to today’s Daily Post daily prompt.

Historically, the left side, and subsequently left-handedness, was considered negative in many cultures. The Latin word sinistra originally meant ‘left’ but took on meanings of ‘evil’ or ‘unlucky’ by the Classical Latin era, and this double meaning survives in European derivatives of Latin, and in the English word ‘sinister’.

Meanings gradually developed from use of these terms in the ancient languages. In many modern European languages, including English, the word for the direction ‘right’ also means ‘correct’ or ‘proper’, and also stands for authority and justice.