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The News According to BP

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: June 6, 2010

That oil leak speaks volumes about human depravity…

That leaking derrick in the deep
has robbed the BP brass of sleep.
There's nothing they can do to stop
the crude from spewing forth.

They've tried with robots and "top-kill"
but nothing can provide a seal
to rid the Gulf of Mexico
of raw petroleum.

This tragedy's a parable.
It pictures every person's soul.
Our sinful nature's crude at best
without the grace of God.

We try our best to plug the leak
that's seen in things we do and speak.
Our selfish and deceitful hearts
are wells of moral filth.

Our good deeds can't quite cover-up
a pride (that's toxic and corrupt).
There's just no way to plug what's wrong.
It seeps out anyway.

But isn't that why Jesus came?
To purge our hearts of sludge-like shame?
He gives us all a brand new well
that pumps the oil of joy.

What once was crude is now quite kind.
The lust and greed that filled our minds
is giving way to godly thoughts
that fuel contentedness.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: June 6, 2010

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