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, April 26, 2014

On being, enough

Who you are in God is who you are….
Who you are is God is a beloved daughter or a beloved son;
you are no longer dependent on culture’s or even your own estimation
                                                                                                Richard Rohr

I’m not enough
he says
I’m worthless
she says

a parade of lost souls
wander the halls of healing places
mental health centers
medical clinics

and in so many heads the words echo
“I don’t measure up”
“I am flawed”
“I can’t do it”

it is an epidemic
zombie brains
zombie hearts
zombie souls

crushed and slain
by parents who literally told them
through word and deed
that they were slime

killed by a society
which values only the 2%
and finds the rest wanting

buried beneath the earth of shame
and guilt piled on by the church

and yet
and yet all our lives are hidden in God (Colossians 3:3b)

the one who made us
created us out of the fabric of sacred self
declares that we are
full of grace and truth

we are who we were
in God
before  we drew our first breath
and who we will be in God
when we draw our last breath

we are enough