Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

poor in spirit.

as opposed to... rich in the flesh?

who's rich in the flesh? tycoons? self-made men? people who are sufficient with the things of the world? what does that make the poor in spirit?

people who are insufficient in their own spirit? a poverty of the will?

bankruptcy inside?

and what's this kingdom of heaven?

a kingdom is a territory. a sovereign territory. like saudi arabia. but this is the kingdom of heaven. it's the sovereign territory of heaven. with a demarcation. and a king. Jesus said that when john the baptist showed up, the kingdom of heaven started advancing. people started laying hold of it.

it's not an earthly kingdom. maybe it's not even a cosmic kingdom.

i've heard people say that it's a kingdom in the heart. that since john the baptist arrived, this kingdom was doing all that advancing in the hearts of men. and people were repenting.

blessed are those bankrupt inside. God's kingdom will advance in their hearts.

does that make sense? what if you were not bankrupt inside? what if you were fortified inside. say, maybe you have a fortress for a spirit. can the kingdom of God advance in your heart? in your inside?

blessed are those who know that they can't do it by themselves. their hearts will become God's territory.

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