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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Till they have faces

Haiku Thursday

"Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.”

― Barbara Kingsolver


I see my foe’s face
It is a face much like mine
The pain and hope are so real


when we give those we disagree with
perhaps even hate


when we see them has humans
with all the feelings we have
all the fear
and hope
and pain and joy

when we recognize our unity
our common reality
as carriers of the sacred

things change

and we can no longer dehumanize them
and turn them into
grotesque caricatures

they become

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