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

Friday, May 31, 2013

Why is it?

why is it

that those who are poor give the most?
why is it that those with the most power and privilege feel the most persecuted?
why is it that many Christians feel they have to do God's work?
Why is it that oppression of women is done in the name of "family values"?
Why is it that they right never have enough 
in the eyes of the rich, the poor are always being given too much?
Why is it that people hate in the name of a God of love?
Why is it that bad things happen to good people?
(I know, that is an old one, but it still bugs me)
Why is it that people just accept what they hear from FOX 
and don't do a little research?

why do we as human beings
also seem to be so quick
to believe the worst
react positively to hate 
wallow in fear

it is because we are like 
the blind being led by the blind
like the one with a plank, striving to find that speck of sawdust
perhaps it is because
we have lost our connection
to a God of amazing and scandalous love
and no longer allow the essence of that God
to well up from our deepest place

we are instead

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