Frank Maguire
Idols on the HILL
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By Frank Maguire
December 3, 2010

Have we in our American Republic created high places for idols to be placed that they, then, are revered as gods? Or is it that those who covet high places transfigure into gods, and we in idolatrous cupidity profit by their presence and sustain them?

Let all who are called by His Name pray, now in this time chosen to commemorate the birth of our Lord and Savior, for our Nation's representatives. Pray that they do not aspire to becoming worshiped idols. And pray that we do not in greed and selfishness create and sustain idols in High Places.


When God's but in His Heaven by Frank Maguire 1998

When God's but in his Heaven,
All's wrong in the World.
For us to see His Holy Face
Our heart must be the place
Where God's great love's unfurled.



When God's but in His Heaven,
Content we be alone,
We've naught to do but wonder,
To make a god of thunder,
And idolize hewn stone.

When God's but in His heaven,
When worshiped stones have died,
When all that's sought is pleasure,
When Self love is one's treasure,
When vanity's our leaven,
Our daily bread is Pride.

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Robert Browning: "God is in His heaven; all's right with the world." But, unless God is known, personally, and believed, not just believed-in, then men constructs religions, worships the idols of their construction and forsake the Good News of our redemption.

© Frank Maguire

 

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Frank Maguire

(Frank Maguire passed away on May 19, 2021. His obituary can be read here.

Frank Maguire was born in Dorchester, MA, 1938, attended schools in Massachusetts, California, and Arizona, where he completed degrees in music and English writing/Journalism. Frank has been married to Helen Isabel Maguire Estevez of Culver City, California, since 1957. They have six children, 14 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

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