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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Souls unbent

“God wills our liberation, our exodus from Egypt. God wills our reconciliation, our return from exile. God wills our enlightenment, our seeing. God wills our forgiveness, our release from sin and guilt. God wills that we see ourselves as God’s beloved. God wills our resurrection, our passage from death to life. God wills for us food and drink that satisfy our hunger and thirst. God wills, comprehensively, our well-being—not just my well-being as an individual but the well-being of all of us and of the whole of creation. In short, God wills our salvation, our healing, here on earth. The Christian life is about participating in the salvation of God.”

Marcus J. Borg, The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith

we were created to be free
and the world was created to be the place
were freedom lives

call it the kingdom of God
call it Nirvana
call it heaven
call it whatever you want

even paradise

and yet
we stumble on the dark
wander without direction
we are laden and worn

encumbered with burdens our own making
with failure, and fear
hate, anger
we cannot let go

we cannot lift our eyes
to see
we are bent

freedom is ours
we can indeed travel light

for we are reconciled to the Sacred
(whether we realize, or accept it, or
we are lifted by love and light

we are called home
and we are called to bring
the whole world
with us

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