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, October 16, 2015

The whole world is God's suffering

"The whole world is God's suffering."
Jung saw every act of human suffering as a participation in what Christians would call the eternal crucifixion of the One Christ. There is only one suffering, as it were, and we are all participants in it.
                                                                                                     Richard Rohr, Daily Meditations, 10/15/15

there is a world full of suffering

pain and despair
are no respecter of age, race, or religion

hurricanes, tornadoes
floods and fires
destroy and ravage

cruel people
driven by ideology, fear and hate
abuse, torture, minimize oppress
and sometimes kill

they hurl words of hate
legislate inequity
and pick up guns

and so little children
suffer and die
women are marginalized
minorities oppressed

the rich prosper
and the poor suffer

and the Sacred grieves
for all the children
young and old

for their suffering is
God’s suffering

and ours

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