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, March 17, 2017

Getting to "yes"

“People often ask me how long they should pray, and I say,
‘As long as it takes you to get to yes.’”
                                                          Richard Rohr

What does it mean to be “spiritual”

Once upon a time a man named Nicodemus asked that question (essentially)
Of a man named Jesus

Jesus told him “you must be born from above”  (accept the Sacred Presence)
Nicodemus was literal sort of guy
And heard “born again” (another possible interpretation of the word “anothen”)

They went round in circles
Nicodemus trying to stay inside the box
All neat and literal
Oh so clean
But oh so ludicrous, a grown man in his mothers belly?

Jesus gently kept talking about the wild wind of the Spirit
Blowing people of faith where it will

In the end Jesus message was this:

Focus on the Sacred, as one who seeks to be open and receptive
Stay focused as the connection is made
Stay focused on the Sacred
Until everything inside you says “yes”

Yes to God
Yes to love
Yes to forgiveness
Yes to compassion
Yes to generosity

Yes, yes, yes!

At that moment of “yes”, you are born from above

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