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, August 5, 2016

We need a new God

“I need a God who is bigger and more nimble and mysterious than what I could understand and contrive. Otherwise it can feel like I am worshiping nothing more than my own ability to understand the divine.”
― Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

The immensity of the Sacred is seen
Each day

Not in the beauty of the world
Not in the might of nations
Not in the lofty rhetoric of preachers
Not in the success of the powerful

But in the love of a mother
The laughter of a child
In the joy that come amidst tears
And the generosity of the poor

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