God and Jesus are the most exploited and misrepresented identities in the history of life. And often it is those who claim to be faithful who do the exploiting and misrepresenting so they can honour themselves in the eyes of an abusive world. There is nothing more sinister in God's eyes than standing on his shoulders, or the shoulders of Jesus, to impress self-righteous and worldly eyes.
There is great irony in the fact that in the age of the influencer and in a global climate of outrage at abuse the only influencer we haven’t listened to, or taken seriously, is the most abused and violated identity of all. The only influencer who actually matters. God. Who better to know what life needs, than God. Or life itself, if you prefer.
What the world has done to our children is one of its greatest crimes. And education, instead of defending them is playing its role. Little silence, little grounding, little boundaries, little chance. This poem has sensitive themes - such as suicide, self-harm and reference to violence and drug use. It may be triggering for some.
Religions weaken and limit God's right to authority and sovereignty over his own life. They have greedily divided God among themselves, guaranteeing he would be kept at arms length from the abusive world we have created. Conditional expression is the way of life that honours God. It honours and acknowledges all God's direct messengers, but honours Jesus as the true living Word of God. the embodiment of what honouring God should look and feel like.