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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Political Operatives for Jesus

"They may believe that they are serving the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha, or serving the Trinity and the Church, but their practice does not touch the living Buddha or the living Christ. At the same time, these men and women believe that political power is needed for the well-being of their church or community. They build up a self instead of letting go of the ideas of self. Then they look at this self as absolute truth and dismiss all other spiritual traditions as heretical. This is a very dangerous situation."
                                                                        Thich Nhat Hanh foreword to Merton’s Contemplative Prayer

Ah you soldiers of God
Warriors of righteousness

Ah you Christian Nationalists
You political operatives for Jesus


You modern day Pharisees
Whitewashed crypts 

Do you think God calls you to political power?
Do you think God wants you to scare,
Or coerce people into
Your version of righteousness?

You replace servanthood with power
Love with power
Compassion with power over intimidation

You miss the point
Of incarnation
Of Word made Flesh
Of God with us

Of Jesus

Who lowered himself
And became totally identified with us
Holding nothing back

Not in judgement
But in love

And took that love to the grave
And beyond

To show us how it works

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