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, January 27, 2016

God does not Change

God does not change, but our knowledge of God surely evolves.
                                           Richard Rohr, Blog, January 26,2016

God does not change
and there is one thing that is absolutely true
no matter how screwed up our theology

no matter how screwed up we are
in our thinking about the world

God does not change

we may see God as a divine busboy (or girl)
with nothing better to do that meet our every need

after all, God is our God
and God belongs to us
not us to God

we may see God as an angry and arbitrary parent
ready to pounce
at our least deviation from the divine code
(which we also make up, for the most part)

we sometimes feel that God is far, far away
(which is silly, since God is within us
as close as our heart, as close as our breath!)

we may at times, live in fear of scarcity
worried that there will not be enough
and we all too often live in fear of all who are not
with us, not like us
of all who do not look the same, or believe the same things
as we do

we may judge and ridicule
hate and exclude

but through it all
God is still there
the same yesterday, today, tomorrow

pure love
we do not always understand that
believe that
accept that
feel that

but God is there
waiting to
“love us into wholeness”(Rohr)

waiting to respond
to all our doubt
and fear
all our greed
and our insatiable hunger for power
with more love

with perfect

for God does not change

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