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, November 7, 2014

The Lunacy of God

The unflagging lunacy of God
The unending seaminess of human beings.
The meeting between them that is always
A matter of life or death
And usually both
                                                Frederick Beuchner

ah the lunacy of the Sacred

there we are
in hot dampness of
the seamy world


needing the Sacred
needing hope
but finding ways
even in the name of the Sacred
to find only more darkness

politicians, placed in positions of trust
betray that trust, and they people entrusted to their care

preachers, entrusted with the message of love and hope
share instead hate and despair
(just today a “minister” in NY told his people that Starbucks puts the semen of gay men in its coffee – true story)

“people of faith”
accepted and forgiven
reject and judge

and yet the Sacred becomes present
again and again

and yet again

bringing love
seeking to make us people of love and compassion

how crazy is that!

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