You Do the Math
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
September 12, 2003
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Sweet home Alabama
may have been the title
of a popular movie last winter.
But that's really not how you'd describe
the state of affairs in Montgomery
this past summer.
Sweet and sour would be more like it.
Or maybe even hot and spicy.
It's been a dicey situation to say the least.
Two groups divided over ten commandments
have resulted in one nation, under God,
that is anything but indivisible.
But should that surprise anybody?
Though we admit our trust in Him on dollars
we gamble away in Vegas,
it's a sure bet we've moved beyond
thinking we can publicly acknowledge
our dependence on a moral code
from which our legal system derives.
There is one exception, however.
Those who have a hard time
coming to terms
with the press God got in the past
are content to proudly display
the eleventh commandment.
"Thou shalt not refrain from rewriting history."
But then again, whenever you try to combine
civil religion with Biblical faith,
the numbers never seem to add up.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
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