Friday, October 2, 2015


Charlize Theron
Yasashiku shimasu


Please be nice to me.
I have lived with respect
for the principles of life.

Examine my testimony.
Question my heart and mind
for the meaning of my memories.

Your love has been the prize
for my eyes. I have been walking
faithfully with you.

I don’t follow worthless advice.
I reject deceitfulness as waste.

I refuse to agree with crime.

I will not even use the state
as a weapon to kill or injure.

I believe that crime can be corrected.
It is the product of the story line
all too often.

I cleanse my body to wash my soul.
I walk as washed wherever I go.

I sing with the freshness of thanksgiving.

My spirit will fly on wings with the wind.
I love the heart in which love dwells;
the spirit in which glory flies.

Do not sweep me away for my mistakes.
I have not thirsted for blood or sought
the destruction of others as the enemy;

I have not attempted to deprive others
of their providence for basic needs
with graft for corruption.

I will live with integrity
for the principles of life.

My redemption will come
by my correction of my errors.

My feet stand on level ground
in the assembly of the people.
Here, I sing praises for love.

26 Judica me, Domine

1 Give judgment for me, O Lord,
for I have lived with integrity; *
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.

2 Test me, O Lord, and try me; *
examine my heart and my mind.

3 For your love is before my eyes; *
I have walked faithfully with you.

4 I have not sat with the worthless, *
nor do I consort with the deceitful.

5 I have hated the company of evildoers; *
I will not sit down with the wicked.

6 I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, *
that I may go in procession round your altar,

7 Singing aloud a song of thanksgiving *
and recounting all your wonderful deeds.

8 Lord, I love the house in which you dwell *
and the place where your glory abides.

9 Do not sweep me away with sinners, *
nor my life with those who thirst for blood,
10 Whose hands are full of evil plots, *
and their right hand full of bribes.

11 As for me, I will live with integrity; *
redeem me, O Lord, and have pity on me.

12 My foot stands on level ground; *
in the full assembly I will bless the Lord.

Saturday, September 26, 2015


Elisabeth Rohm

Kanpeki o mitsukemasu

Seek perfection in expression,
but don’t enslave yourself to it.

Do your best with the time you have
and you will produce quality
for your performance.

A good product revives the soul.
It shows excellence in design.
The testimony of the Designer
is sure. It gives wisdom to those
who are open to it.

Justice is the expression of law.
Legislation describes the concept.

The right to life is clear.
It gives light to the eyes.

The right to defense protects
the least force.

It endures for life. Just
judgments are drawn
from scientific investigation.

Killing an unarmed person
who does not present a lethal
and imminent threat is murder.

Justice is more precious than gold;
than any amount of wealth;
sweeter than pure honey
or sweetness of any kind.

Enlightenment finds truth for justice.

Fortune favors the brave heart that trains
for defense against adversity, but
the enlightened mind does not discriminate
against others. 

Just judgment does not find guilt
or innocence for the charge of a crime
based on the characteristics of birth
or membership to a group.

 I will watch my thoughts for error.
I will select concepts for written and verbal speech.

I will argue against arguments that had led me
to illegal views of law. Reason will be in season
to keep me from make believe believing
as a thief.

Above all, I will keep myself from prejudice.
Discrimination will not hold dominion over me.

Let the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight
for my strength and redemption.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect
and revives the soul; *
the testimony of the Lord is sure
and gives wisdom to the innocent.

8 The statutes of the Lord are just
and rejoice the heart; *
the commandment of the Lord is clear
and gives light to the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean
and endures for ever; *
the judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold,
more than much fine gold, *
sweeter far than honey,
than honey in the comb.

11 By them also is your servant enlightened, *
and in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can tell how often he offends? *
cleanse me from my secret faults.

13 Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;
let them not get dominion over me; *
then shall I be whole and sound,
and innocent of a great offense.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, *
O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Sonkei no nīzu


What is the meaning of your name?
How does it shape your character?

What is the meaning of your salvation?
How do you fit into the greatest good?

Help me to understand your salvation.
Defend your cause insofar as it defends law.

Listen to my words.
Hear what I need.

Help me to see the answer
despite my distress.

Arrogance has risen against me.
Ruthlessness has sought my life.

Those who have no regard for rights
have sought only to increase their own advantage.

Behold, the more war morality
is not greater than the rule of law.

Respect for needs sustains life.

Condemn illegal surveillance.

Correct those who spy on me.
Destroy the means to achieve
unfair advantage.

I will offer the sacrifice of praise
with thanksgiving. Your name is so good.

You have helped me to survive adversity.
My opponents have not defeated me.

54 Deus, in nomine

1 Save me, O God, by your Name; *
in your might, defend my cause.

2 Hear my prayer, O God; *
give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 For the arrogant have risen up against me,
and the ruthless have sought my life, *
those who have no regard for God.

4 Behold, God is my helper; *
it is the Lord who sustains my life.

5 Render evil to those who spy on me; *
in your faithfulness, destroy them.
6 I will offer you a freewill sacrifice *
and praise your Name, O Lord, for it is good.

7 For you have rescued me from every trouble, *
and my eye has seen the ruin of my foes.