“Father God, thank You that we BE ‘in’ the world and not BE ‘of’ the world. Your Son and our Savior and Deliverer, Jesus Christ, has made this abundantly clear to us. ‘They are not OF the world, just as I am not OF the world’ (John 17:16). ‘Do not conform to the pattern OF this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s Will is—His Good, Pleasing and Perfect Will’ (Romans 12:2). When we BE ‘of’ the world, we live OF lies, fear, shock and trap, and we live OF agonize and chopping block. When we BE ‘in’ the world, we live IN as pioneer and relief map, and we live IN ‘Christ Curled,’ curled up with Jesus Christ IN order to stay safe, secure and free. ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, IN Whom I trust’ (Psalm 91:2. When we BE ‘of’ the world, Jesus is fuzzy. We must love God’s fuzzy nonhuman animals, as the picture shows us, but we do not want a fuzzy Jesus. And the ONLY way to NOT have a fuzzy Jesus is to BE ‘in,’ not BE ‘of,’ the world. Father God, thank You that You are now hiring all to BE good stewards of Your Love. All You ask is that when we apply for this position, we make sure that we check the ‘world” box: BE ‘in,’ not BE ‘of.’ And to BE a good steward of Your Love, Father God, is to take good care of BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals. You will ONLY hire those to BE this good steward position if BOTH of these boxes are checked! I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Curled Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope that Jesus is NOT fuzzy to me as I BE ‘in’ and not BE ‘of’ the world this daily leavened bread.”)
You BE “in” the world, nothing of the lies.
You BE not “of” the world, all things of fear.
BEing “of” the world is you agonize.
BEing “in” the world is you pioneer.
I BE “in” the world, nothing of the shock.
I BE not “of” the world, all things of trap.
BEing “of” the world is me chopping block.
BEing “in” the world is me relief map.
“You BE with ME while you BE ‘in’ the world,”
says Jesus. “Nothing ‘of’ the world is ME.
When you BE ‘in’ the world, I BE ‘Christ Curled.’
When you BE ‘of’ the world, I BE fuzzy.”
Hire all to BE good stewards of God’s Love.
Check box about “world?” BE “in,” not BE “of.”