I like to imagine that I do not live surrounded by the enemies of God

but frankly, that is not true.

Wolves appear in all shapes and sizes

And often regularly sit in pews

Say the prayers

Sing the songs

And harbor hatred for the other.

In their heart of hearts they believe they are sheep

But in the work of their hands and the words of their mouths

Their teeth are bared to the powerless and oppressed.

Fear is the opposite of faith

And fear is their default, oppression their practice.

It is possible to oppress without knowing it.

All the more reason to be wise as serpents

and gentle as doves.


“See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Mathew 10:16

About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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