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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Asking the right question

"it's not fair!"
I say
almost like that 5 year old
version of me
that found life beffudling
and angst laden

and it is not fair
that good intentions turn out poorly
that good people get cancer
that questionable people
and win elections

that the rich have so much power
and use it 
to get richer and more powerful

it is not fair 
that I never grew to six feet 
(yes I sill resent that)

and when it is not fair
I so often get all wrapped up in why

but "why?" is the wrong question
why is a trap
that will keep us spinning
in confusion and resentment
and anger

the question the Sacred really want us to ask
is "What?"
What am I going to do with that
What can I, in the power of the Spirit
do with this?

How can God and I together
make this "bad"
into something
that is 
life changing
life giving

it is amazing what can happen
if I ask the right question.

1 comment:

  1. Often times it is not a question but just a statement "God, I offer myself to Thee--to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.
    May I do Thy will always!"