Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The source of the word religion, the Latin religio, is to “bind back. Religion is meant to bind us back to the Creator, not to bind us internally with knots of fear, anxiety, and prejudice. Spiritual, with its root in spirit, or breath, refers to the source of life.
Nancy Kehoe, Wrestling with our Inner Angels, p.51
what ever happened to religion?
what ever happened to God?
religion, with all its texts, and tomes
its rituals and doctrines
was meant to help us find our way
to Sacred Presence
but something went terribly wrong
God became buried beneath the rubble
and bearing us down
as they fell
and we have been left with cultural norms instead of gospel
a God of our creation instead of a creator God
judgment instead of grace
exclusion rather than inclusion
fear rather than joy
with a God of our own making
may the fresh wind of the Spirit
blow through the ruins
may the tears of God water the parched earth
and the Sacred
dwell in the verdant garden of our souls