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, August 21, 2015

The Catching Force

Let us preach you without preaching, not by words
But by our example, by the catching force,
the sympathetic influence of what we do,
The evident fullness of the love
Our hearts bear to you
                                Cardinal Newman

Practicing the presence of the Sacred
Has little to do with knowledge
And rules

Little to do with doctrines
Or even sacred texts (which become yet another god)

Being spiritual has everything to do with an open
And willing heart

With the experience of divine presence

It is about knowing the Sacred
Not knowing about “Sacred Things’

and Sacred Truth is shared
not with words
not by ideological blindness
that blinds us to others
and leads to rigid adherence

but by full hearts
which spill forth love

which demands
a verdict

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