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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Broken Open, Poured Out

Christ on the cross
broken open
poured out

a good gift

identifying with the lost
the alienated from God
the sinner
the hopeless

broken open 
poured out

it is always a gift
when people offer 
this kind of love


it is not a love that seeks fairness
for life isn't fair
and love


certainly love is not fair

we love,
 to have love not returned
we give, and there is not even a "thanks"

fairness is not in the equation
for the Christian

those lazy welfare people
those people afflicted by addiction
those people

it is not fair that people
who work hard
who are responsible
provide them with what they need to survive
and yet

and yet
what are taxes
compared to the cross
why in the name of Christ
are some so Christless?

not deserved?
not even part of the equation for those of us
who at the foot of the cross
the good gift


  1. thank God we do not always reap what we sow through His grace

  2. God does not treat us as we deserve...
    and that is a grace full thing!