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

Sunday, September 2, 2012

All of God is so close!

Was doing my morning ritual, reading a few "daily" type books
Comics, the really important read come next,
when I ran across a line from Hafiz I liked... nothing like reading Hafiz to get you in the mood for preaching about Moses... smile "All of God , which is everything, is really so close, and caresses us now and then if our senses are alert."
God is in the small thing! As well as in friendship, intimacy, and deeper things.
This morning all the kids are home (the three mares are back from summer pasture)
and so I had to wander out early to feed them and Tres, our newly minted gelding,
and set the water in the pastures.
And God was really so close.
In the covey of quail that rushed from the brush pile
from the first golden kisses of the sun
In the eagerness of the "kids" for morsels
of wild hay and alfalfa
In the crispness of the air
and antics of Tess the cat 
as she leapt and twisted
mighty hunter in pursuit of yet another grasshopper
In the quiet of my kitchen
as I, tasks completed
return to the warm of coffee
and the joy of greeting special friends (thank you social media)
and this day
which the Lord has made!

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