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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Remember who you are

“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.”
                                                           Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

What is god about?
God is not so much about making saints out of sinner
(sorry Soren)

As God is about helping saints remember they are saints
And empowering them to live out their sainthood

God created us good
Full of potential, fire, love, hope, generosity, compassion

It is all in there, until seduced by power, and wealth
And the need for more, and more, and more

We eat the forbidden fruit
And lose our knowledge of good and exchange it
For what is fundamentally unnatural

Greed, fear, hate, anger, loathing, cruelty, apathy.

When we lose touch with ourselves
We take away healthcare from the poor
And make everyone not like “us” an enemy
We wrap cruelty in a lie

But Sacred presence can remind us
who we are

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