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Out of the Same Mouth

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Out of the Same Mouth

I wonder what would Jesus say
If He were to walk into the fray
Would He point and accuse
The volatile atmosphere confuse
Would he spend time to malign
Place on forheads, the devil’s sign
Would He just point and then jeer
Behind cupped hand, at others sneer
With sealed lips would he stare
Would his children, He compare?

This is what I believe He’d do
When He walks into the milieu
With tears pouring from His eyes
Burdened down by all the lies
He’d point to His wounded side
“For EVERY sinner I have died!” 
That means me, and that means you
No one is perfect; I thought you knew
Oh, how His heart breaks every day
From the vile things His children say
With the same mouth they bless and curse
All this only make the matters worse…
The blood that drenched the wooden cross
Was not meant to be spilled for loss
It cleanses sin with crimson glow
And makes each heart as white as snow
The Book of Records is in His hands
We all will meet that book’s demands
We all must answer for what we’ve done
Standing before God’s only Son

So here is some advice from me
If you want to taste eternity
Make amends and apologize
Be justified in heaven's eyes
Then close the book and walk away
And for the hurt ones pray and pray
Only Jesus is without sin
Invite His Holy presence in
Forgive, forgive, and then be done
Tis with His love that hearts are won.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

“Christ Himself did not suppress one word of truth, but He spoke it always in love. He exercised the greatest tact, and thoughtful, kind attention in His intercourse with the people. He was never rude, never needlessly spoke a severe word, never gave needless pain to a sensitive soul. He did not censure human weakness. He fearlessly denounced hypocrisy, unbelief, and iniquity, but tears were in His voice as He uttered His scathing rebukes.  He wept over Jerusalem, the city He loved, that refused to receive Him, the Way, the Truth, and the Life. They rejected Him, the Saviour, but He regarded them with pitying tenderness, and sorrow so deep that it broke His heart. Every soul was precious in His eyes.” (Desire of Ages)

James 3: 8 – 11: But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 4:50:00 PM
    This is beautiful. You sure know how to write youe poetry. It is also educational. I hope to be precious in His eyes one day. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 11:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh my sweet sweet Lucilla...You are precious in His eyes NOW! :) His love is endless....and not conditional. Michael Card, one of my favorite singers of religious music has said, "There is nothing that you could ever do to make Him love you less or more than He does!" :)
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Oh my Eileen...What a beautiful confession of faith you have written here, and I found the footnotes even more compelling, especially your reference to Matthew 23:37...Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem....I tear up every time I read that verse - Tim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Tim...you should see that scene from the Gospel According to Matthew series (The Visual Bible) staring Bruce Marchiano...TEAR JERKER....Thanks for stopping by, my dear...Hugs!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 3:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, my dear....I do too....Why don't we put it up here...."O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! (Luke 13: 34)
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Hi Eileen strong and wise words, if only he could come down and perhaps put this world to rights, would his end still be the same today, all the best Poetowen

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you know that song: Come down Jesus? Yes...I sometimes wonder if he came today as plumber Joe...in regular jeans and t-shirt.....How would he be received? Very thought provoking! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Your anguish over the recent events shines through this prayer from your heart. Your faith, your love and concern for peace is very evident. This is so beautifully written, Eileen! You have the heart of a peacemaker. Love, Kim

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh.,,thank you, Kim...You have NO idea....I don't do well in conflict. It tears at me to see someone in pain. Yes, it would be a privileged to be a peacemaker for they will be called the children of God! :) My fav Bible author...Paul in his letter to the Ephesians chapter 4: 2 & 3: 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. :) If only...thanks for stopping by, my dear! Hugs!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry for those silly mistakes...I type as fast as I think....which is pretty fast! ;)
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:55:00 AM
    This is an excellent poem with so much uplifting words. I love it so much and so enjoyed. Thanks a lot for sharing my dear friend, Eileen. I'm so grateful and so glad to stop by here tonight to read this very beautiful inspirational poem of yours. God bless you always and your love ones! Big big hugs & love lots, Leonora soupmail

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello there, my dear! So glad to have this lovely message from you! I hope all is well. I have some time on my hands as I've been unwell and am at home recuperating...Fortunately, my classes are out for a few days! :) Glad you liked this...I Soup Mailed you back! Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:06:00 AM
    This is so well expressed Eileen. I am moved. Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 9:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Richard. I was worried about posting it...but I felt I had to put it down in words. Thank you for reading and posting.....
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 8:46:00 AM
    This poem bought tears to my eyes as you have portrayed a true reflection of the Man who died on the cross for the sole purpose of Salvation and love for us. I loved it. The shortest verse in the Bible... "Jesus wept" xx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 8:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, my dear. It is the shortest verse in the Bible...There at Lazarus's tomb...He knew he would raise him to life....He knew that Lazarus was asleep, He said so to His sisters....He knew he was the resurrection and the life, and yet, He was moved by their grief...and unbelief...and Jesus Wept! How often He must weep today! Thanks for the visit, my dear! Hugs!
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:59:00 AM
    This was a strong piece. Even though my point of view on this varies slighly, this is still a hugely respected message coming from your heart. Kudos to you for it!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 7/15/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;-)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Drake...there I go again posting the wrong answer to the wrong person! Forgive me....This has happened before. I appreciate your comment. Yes...it is a free world, and we all have different takes on things. Live and let live...eh? :) Thanks for stopping by...ALWAYS A PLEASURE! :)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok, Richard...I give in. Religion...BAH....Religion brings division. I'm talking about the higher plane of SPIRITUALITY, MORALITY, ETHICS. I will be gracious and demure...true to my Middle Easter nature, and allow you..a man ..to have the final word, though I will inwardly seethe at not having been able to convince you. I still stick to my guns, but let it drop. Yes...I AM A MONSTER...so BEWARE! ;)
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 4:23:00 AM
    Out of the same mouth comes 'Ways and Means'. The fighting tongue is not always used as a negative force. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 8:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Didn't let you have the last word, did I! :( I'm hopeless!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 8:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok, Richard...I give in. Religion...BAH....Religion brings division. I'm talking about the higher plane of SPIRITUALITY, MORALITY, ETHICS. I will be gracious and demure...true to my Middle Easter nature, and allow you..a man ..to have the final word, though I will inwardly seethe at not having been able to convince you. I still stick to my guns, but let it drop. Yes..I AM A MONSTER...so BEWARE! ;)
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/15/2013 7:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I know you can be a monster at times, I forgive you. This is not about religion, it's about right and wrong, sometimes a forceful reaction is the only way to bring about the desired result. it's something we just have to live with
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just in case I get crucified as well. I DID speak up. I DID defend. I DID send messages to the hurting...I DID try to employ kindness...I would want the same for ME cause I know....I know I can be a miserable monster at time. I can lose my way. I don't think straight. I say stupid things....I hurt....brutally...I'm all those things....I want grace. Jesus loves me inspite of all the UGLINESS He sees in me....He loves me. Unconditionally..."Love one another....for GOD IS LOVE." Not condoning...NO...NO...NO...but...not superiority. We are not any of us superior in any way. Only HE IS!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 6:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    With "tears in your voice"? Is that how it was done, Richard....Do you have any idea what a burden has ben on my heart? Do we rebuke with "tears" in our voice..."Do the right thing or this will end in destruction for you...you will lose so much. Come one...DO the right thing, PLEASE...before it's too late. STOP...THINK THIS OVER. YOU HAVE BAGGAGE...WE ALL DO. DO THE RIGHT THING?" Is that the way it was done? :( I don't know....If you rebuke someone in love, they will accept. They will see their folly...I believe that. I'm sticking to what I believe, Richard. Thanks for stopping by!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/15/2013 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think I have read it right Eileen, no one is out to destroy the sinner, rather to set them on the straight road to redemption, where forgiveness waits, it is up to them to take those steps, the choice lays firmly in their hands.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 5:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I guess you didn't read the bit about...and I quote: ....We do need to speak out in the face of injustice, abuse, negligence or the Lord will hold us accountable... Please...do be careful with what you read and don't misunderstand what I am saying...please Richard! We need to stand up for what's right! Yes! Speak OUT! In the right way! Through the right means! :(
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 5:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, dearest, I don't think you are reading what I'm writing with care. I AM NOT DISAGREEING WITH YOU...Far be it from me. YES....I'm not talking about forgiveness either...I'm talking about dealing with the person in a redemptive way. Yes...can sin by its right name...YES....YES....YES....Be tough on SIN without destroying the SINNER. That only makes a person defensive, stubborn, and unwilling to budge. Oh dear, Richard. :( Did you read the verse? Restore him GENTLY..Name calling, belittling, humiliating...We are ALL monsters...degrees vary...understandings of socially acceptable norms vary....
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 7/15/2013 5:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We are not Jesus Eileen, just humble human beings. If a child is naughty, he/she will be set straight. It's more complicated and difficult with adults, nevertheless they need to be informed of what is acceptable and what is not, by whatever means they understand. This has nothing to do with forgiveness, that is another matter completely.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/15/2013 4:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    that was grovel...stupid typo!