“Father God, help us in balancing BOTH. The main BOTH is that it is BOTH The Father AND The Son that are The One. We are talking about how we are “growth” through BOTH Your Son AND our Savior, right? If it be so, then we must grow as the beloved chicken in the picture to be BOTH in our hourly AND daily lives. And nowhere does this show up for me more than when I always write about extending love, compassion and mercy to BOTH Your humans AND nonhuman animals. When I am dead, gone, and buried and the tombstone is not etched with “BOTH/AND,” I give anyone permission to remove the tombstone, contact the etcher, have him or her etch “BOTH/AND” on the tombstone, and then return it to my resting place. And speaking of “tomb,” thank you, Father God, for rolling that stone away so that I could BOTH finally leave the tomb of my ego AND be made free by Your Holy Spirit. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and “BOTH/AND” Name of Jesus Christ, BOTH my Lord AND my Savior. This prayer is answered by BOTH my faith AND my belief. Please help me, Father God, where BOTH my faith AND my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I BOTH cope AND hope to….well, you know the rest 😉)
You are BOTH the sincere AND the hurt back.
You are BOTH the agree AND the offend.
Without balancing BOTH, you got the “crack.”
“Fix” the “false” by the truth that BOTH you blend.
I am BOTH the pull AND the push away.
I am BOTH the lover AND the unloved.
I balance BOTH ’cause I’m just “real” that way.
One day, I will be the BOTH of Beloved.
“BOTH The Father AND The Son are The One,”
says God and Jesus. “One day, BOTH will reign.
Meanwhile, be our BOTH for the everyone.
It won’t be easy but do you want ‘plain?'”
We are talking about how we are “growth?”
Yes, we are, AND it’s just balancing BOTH.