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, January 15, 2016

Where O Where is God?

Reflecting God
Thursday, January 14, 2016
We have created a terrible kind of dualism between the spiritual and the so-called non-spiritual. This dualism is precisely what Jesus came to reveal as a lie. The principle of incarnation proclaims that matter and spirit have never been separate. Jesus came to tell us that these two seemingly different worlds are and always have been one. We just couldn't see it until God put them together in his one body (see Ephesians 2:11-20). "In [Christ Jesus] you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit" (Ephesians 2:22).

Where O where,
we ask,
is God

and so we seek diligently
brooding over Sacred Scripts
delving deep into mystical ritual
diligently following spiritual practices

seeking to find that
which sometimes seems as if it cannot be found

we seek to escape this horrible
worldly existence

and find our way to Sacred

we have made it way too difficult

do you want to find Sacred?
look in  mirror
for you have God woven into your very being
into your soul
you are a Sacred child

look at the mountain before you
the stretch of the ocean
run the good earth through your fingers
(or today, where I am, the snow)

smell a flower
play with a child
snuggle with your cat
play with your dog
feel the breeze on your face
or the warmth of the sun

where is God?
even in that face in the mirror

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