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

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hanging the Greens

the day is warm
and wet
and muddy

very unChristmas like
I have to say

yet on this day
a small piece 
of God's flock

members of an outpost of the Kingdom
will gather

and fueled
by donuts
and cider

hang the greens

the place where we worship
will be full of symbols
that remind us

that God is
that God is love
that God is always present
that God took the initiative

to spring forth
from a dead stump
a hopeless people
a hopeless situation

and make all things new

in this time
and this place
that is important

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