The Life Beneath

The ivy of subculture
Clings onto this vessel of life,
Its leaves sometimes
Hide the truth
That was planted by
An act of selfless release
And painful victory;
One mediator
Who slices a path through the
Walls of this impossible maze
Of sin and confusion

The truth of communication
With divinity is the life beneath
And it will outlast the ivy!


In this poem, the 'ivy' is Christian-subculture growing on and clinging to the truth beneath. Christian sub-culture is not the same as the kingdom of God, it is not the same as Christianity. This reflection can also be applied to institutional Christianity, growing and in many ways distorting the view of the truth that lies beneath. Instituational Christianity is not the same as the kingdom of God either. Written at the Soul Survivor festival, August 2010.

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