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, November 6, 2013

Lost is.....?

You are that which you are seeking
Francis of Assisi


I have heard a lot about lostness
O Sacred one

“We are lost” cry the social conservatives
“You are lost” cry the religious conservative
“I am lost” cry people who are struggling with addiction

So many people lost people God

is it really that bad?

and what does it mean to be lost?
does it mean that one is damned
outside the family of God?
does it mean one is

I have thought a lot about this God
and I have decided that lost
does not mean
or even rejected

lost is lost
or perhaps better
dazed and confused

like a lamb who has wondered
thoughtlessly into the brush

where am it?
how did I get here?
how do I get out?

and where the heck is
that nice
helpful shepherd
who keeps me safe
and fed
and loved?

lost is the feeling you feel
when you have lost
with that which helps you feel “found”

and safe
and loved
and at peace

so God….
am I close?

love ya!

your somewhat tattered lamb


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