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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Intimacy with the divine

Divine intimacy is always and precisely particular and made to order--and thus "intimate."
                                                                        Richard Rohr

does it feel odd
to use the term intimacy
when it comes to your connection with the Sacred?

intimacy prompts
all of the mystery and passion
surrounding human intimacy

nakedness, passion
desire, tenderness
even perhaps lust

that sense of becoming one
bound together
so tightly
that to separate
would tear
and terrorize


Sacred approach
to each of us
is radically explicit

we are not talking ideology here
or rituals or rules
we are talking

a love that is beyond

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