May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Heads up! Games Alert!

sometimes to unwind, i play games.
sometimes while playing the games, i take screen captures.
i'll upload them sometimes to this blog.
just in case anybody has some funny notion otherwise,
joel is not all hard work all the time.

(click the picture to see the full-size version, ready-made to become your new desktop wallpaper).

pax hominibus,agape to all,joel


Thursday, November 4, 2010


The Lord's Prayer in Maori

A few days ago, a fellow chaplain was leading our devotion after morning report, and did the Lord's Prayer in Maori, translated into English. The Lord's prayer is one of my favorite rituals of Christian religion, and I feel this version takes it to a new level. The text below is an English translation of the Maori wording.

Eternal Spirit, earth-maker, pain-bearer, life giver,
source of all that is and that shall be,
father and mother of us all,
loving holy one in whom is heaven:

may it happen in the way it is good to you;
may it happen on earth in the same way
as it happens in spirit world.

With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil free us.

For you live in the glory of power that is love, now and forever,
now and forever.

pax hominibus,agape to all,joel

PS- I got a great night's sleep last night while working on-call. During my sleep, I had a great dream in which I found a penny-sized coin that had been minted to look like a Melvin's album cover, though not really the one linked here.

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