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, December 31, 2015

God Keeps Reaching Down

"God simply keeps reaching down into the dirt of humanity and resurrecting us from the graves we dig for ourselves through our violence, our lies, our selfishness, our arrogance, and our addictions. And God keeps loving us back to life over and over.”
― Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

another year ends
it was kind of a dirty year

I can think of no other way to think about it
as we wallowed in the mud and filth of

ugly politics
ongoing wars
more shootings
more radical ideology, crushing compassion and common sense

and as I stumbled through
another year of
errors and failures
all my precious own

it was another year of slowly
sinking into the dirt

it is a good thing
God does not mind getting the Sacred hands dirty

For God reaches down into the dirt
And again and again
(and again)

to lift me up
lift you up

and love us back to life again

happy new year!

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