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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The one who Longs for us

" Instead, follow the creator of this world;
Who fashioned each soul from Love, and made passion the highest goal.
The time to start the quest is now.
There is no second chance
To embrace the joy, the pain,
Of the one
Who longs
For you.
- Rahman Baba (from the “RumiSaadiHafiz” FB page 2/27/2016)

we say that “God is love”
what does that mean to us, really?

we seem so confused
most of the time
somehow love and grace
get diluted among images of divine wrath

I think if we are honest
the uncomfortable truth is that Christianity has always had a bit of a love hate relationship with grace
We love it that God does not smite us (although we may struggle to believe it)
But we aren’t so sure we like the fact that God doesn’t smite them


I remember thinking, with some glee I will admit,
as I listened to some unadulterated hubris and hate spewing from
the mouth of politician...
“Well, that one will have to answer to God in the end!”
Delightedly envisioning God making this person pay
for all the ill they caused (from my perspective of course)


My capacity to love is so limited
There are moments when I am closer than others

how can we explain Sacred love?
how can we adequately describe
Sacred Love?
the longing
the pain and the joy
the ache felt by that One
who fashioned us in love,
and for love?

how do we grab hold of that passion,
and make it ours?
how do we accept it for ourselves,
and how do we offer it to others?

I believe it is all about a pattern
of embracing and letting go
being filled and being emptied

the only way to follow
the Creator of this world
the author of Love

is to experience grace and love

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