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

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

God wants You

God wants you
You in your imperfect, broken, shimmering glory
                                                Nadia Bolz-Weber,  Accidental Saints, p.169

God wants you
not just the parts of you that are joyful
and gracious

not just the self that you present to the world
and ultimately false

but God wants you
all of you

the good
and the bad
the generous and the stingy
the forgiving and the bitter
the one who loves
and the one who hugs hate to his or her heart
the strong and the weak

you need hide nothing
you need hold nothing back
Sacred Presence is ready to enfold
to comfort
to transform
to empower

so that you can,
broken open by love,
allow your
shimmering glory
to shine in a darkening world

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