before you knock upon a door

those who insist furiously
upon taking the bible literally
have forfeited their ability
to take the bible seriously
and find the entrance of truth

the bible teaches what is true
but not always what is real
seeking out its passages, its ways,
is an act of discernment,
wisdom and feel

if you insist upon only one way
to read the bible correctly
you’ll be paralyzed,
unable to follow its corridors
to the truth you wish to realize

if you plan to navigate the maze
don’t be amazed by every blaze
the smokey mirrored haze
and sweet and sour BBQ glaze
while you lay slathered on the grill

truth is everywhere and nowhere
but a truth with a price tag is a lie,
so search with all your senses
before you knock upon a door –
who knows what could be inside?

© Rylan Skelly, November 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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