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, June 13, 2017

no options

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
                                                                                       Desmond Tutu

It is an unassailable fact
The vulnerable in our nation are being bullied

They are being shamed
And abandoned

They are being told they are worthless
They are being guilted

Their souls are being sold
For pieces of silver
For tax cuts for those
Already obscenely wealthy

They are seeing safety and possibility
Legislated away by people who, for whatever reason, fear or hate them

Even the earth is under attack
By those who value money over life

Those that see it cannot remain neutral
We cannot stand by and say “let us see how it works out”

We must respond
We must act
It is not an option

When Jesus was asked to say what living a sacred / spiritual life looks like he said,
It looks like feeding the hungry
Helping the poor
Protecting the stranger
Clothing the naked
And fighting for justice

And he left no room for prevarication
No room for lies
No room for empty brags
No room for meaningless disjointed blather

He told us what do
We must do it!

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