Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Why struggle to open the door between us
When the whole wall is an illusion

Man was made to lead with his chin; he is worth knowing only with his guard down, his head up and his heart rampant on his sleeve.
                                            Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection

They are appellations often used
Sometimes profoundly
Sometimes thoughtlessly


He ain’t heavy…
Brothers in arms…
A sister is a gift to the heart…

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God;
        and so we are (I John)
Keep on loving one another [then] as brothers and sisters (Hebrews)

There are brothers and sisters bound to us by blood
And brothers and sister bound to us by heart, values, mission

By the Sacred Presence we all carry

the great sin of those would stir up hate and division
of those who feed us lies
and stir up the embers of racism, hate, and fear

is not the ideology they propound
or the lies they tell

it is that they divide
they build fake walls
and the forces us to walk head down through the gauntlet of hate,
hearts guarded

it is that they destroy our sense that we are all
children of God

they make me believe I am a child of God
but you are not
they fill the space between us with memes and facebook posts
and labels and stereotypes

until we can no longer see

until we are no longer family

but we are
we are
dysfunctional, messed up, fragmented
but family

bound by One who cannot be fragmented
bound by Love

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