Category Archives: Khalil Gibran

Worship of the Living and the Dead

Strange are the self-worshipers, since they worship carrion. (Spiritual Sayings of Kahlil Gibran pg. 53) Oh, that we would recognize our death, as the very dry bones filling the valley of Ezekiel’s vision (Eze.37)!  Our sins have slain us and … Continue reading

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Naming-and-Claiming It

“He is a traitor who uses the Gospel as a threat to extract money…a hypocrite who uses the cross as a sword…a wolf disguised in a lamb’s skin…a glutton who adores the tables more than the altars…a gold hungry creature … Continue reading

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Celebration of Destruction?

“People speak of plague with fear and tremor, yet of destroyers like Alexander and Napolean they speak with ecstatic reverence.” (Spiritual Sayings of Khalil Gibran p.2) It is a paradox that while we shutter to see the horrors of natural … Continue reading

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Reading a Great Poet

Khalil Gibran is one of the most well-read (and cited) poets of all time (touted to be only following Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu according to the New Yorker).  A Lebanese born American of the the late 19th and early 20th centuries, … Continue reading

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