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, July 5, 2016

Here is our country

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

here is our country

its coasts,
its plains
its deserts
and its mountains

this is a gift
a land flowing with milk and honey

a place where there can be enough for everyone

here is our country
are we taking care of our natural wonders?
are we managing with creativity and responsibility our resources?
do we honor our past?
do we insure that everyone, everyone is taken care of?

we know the answers

there is little excuse
for children going hungry
people not having health care
the rich hoarding
and the poor sliding into the blackness of poverty

the solutions are out there!
Or perhaps, the solution is ‘in here’
In our hearts

Everyone can have enough
In this land of plenty
As long as some do not have too much

Everyone can have enough
If we understand that we all participate in the Sacred
And are brothers and sisters

Everyone can have enough if God opens
Our minds, our hearts, and yes, our hands
And gives us the boldness and generosity to live out our essential unity

Here is our country
Let us make it great

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