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

Monday, April 9, 2018

near the surface

“…if Jesus said “I was hungry and you fed me,”
then Christ’s presence is not embodied in those who feed the hungry
(as important as that work is),
but Christ’s presence is in the hungry being fed
                                                                        Nadia Bolz-Weber

We tend it get it ass backwards
Most of the time

Some how we think God is most with
The rich
The powerful
The beautiful

Ah those lucky people
Blessed by God

How often do we say it
“God just blessed me”

True, that

But perhaps God is most present
Most “near the surface”
In those who are not encumbered
With the riches of the world

Those whose bodies are thin from hunger
Those whose clothes are thin from wear
Those who eyes are empty with despair
Those whose hearts are broken

In the emptiness of poverty
And oppression

There is the room
Room for Jesus to dwell
The openness
For Jesus to shine through

See that person
That one over there
The one you would shame?
The one you would call a lazy moocher?
The one you would expel?
The one, perhaps, you would shoot?

That one
Is Jesus

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