Hosea

Come back to me with all your heart, DON'T LET FEAR KEEP US APART. Trees do bend, though straight and tall; so must we to others call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

The wilderness will lead you to your HEART WHERE I WILL SPEAK. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know.

Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

-A song inspired by second chapter of the Old Testament book, Hosea.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A choir of lizards

House lizards do understand the things of the spirit.

Especially, "tongues."

The gift of tongues like speaking, praying, or singing in tongues, is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

I had a mystical experience with lizards during one of the dawn prayers I had back in the nineties.

As a habit, I'd wake up every dawn to pray; and, one particular dawn, I prayed in tongues.

It happened outside the kitchen door of the house.

I was sitting almost in the middle of the stair, myself facing a vacant lot, a swamp of grasses which were surrounded by houses of the neighborhood including the back of the house we were renting.

A young tree was fronting me.

As I began to pray in tongues (a few syllables, at first), a lizard, which was probably on the nearby tree, chirped successively.

In my spirit, I understood it as saying "Amen!" "Amen!" "Amen!" to the meaning of the language I uttered, the language that I knew not.

I continued on with more syllables than the first utterance; and two or three lizards chirped in sequence.

Tongue-prayers, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, went on incessantly for a minute or two in the quiet of the dawn so that a multitude of lizards that seemed to be coming from every house of the neighborhood and outside, far and near, faint and loud, chirped in chorus!

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