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, December 29, 2013

True Worship

The living Christ is the Christ of Love who is always generating love
moment by moment
when the church manifests
understanding, tolerance and loving-kindness
Jesus is there
                                                Thich Nhat Hanh

Lord this day
we will gather to worship you
candles will be lit
songs will be sung
prayers will be lifted to heaven
and words from The Word will be read

someone will pontificate
wax eloquent
ooze with profundity (that would be me J ha!)

but Lord
for you to truly be present

and more

for us to walk forth from
that nice little safe container
we call a sanctuary…..
and make you present to the world

we must be people
open to your presence
accepting of your good seeds of
understanding, tolerance and loving-kindness

we must be willing to nurture those seeds
in each moment

we must be willing to make faith
a way of life

When you said “I am the way”
You meant your life was “the way”
a template for living

may we accept you as The Way
by living your way

for in that way
we truly

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