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, September 17, 2017

foolish losers

“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”
                                                           Anne Lamott

It takes a lot of work to be right!
To work out all the formulas
In just the right way
So that you have all the answers

To put yourself in that position of power
Where you can look down at others
Those fools
Those losers
Those sinners

And pronounce them less
Pronounce them sinful
Pronounce the excluded

It takes more work to realize your own faults
Your own blind spots
To realize that you too
Are a foolish loser
A sinner

Who has no more claim on God than anyone one else
(which means no claim at all)
But are merely one on whom God has staked a claim

Of love and acceptance

IT takes more work to be kind to that flawed, miserable beautiful you
Than to pretend righteousness

It takes more work, to accept, and love and care for,
That one who fundamentally
In so many ways,
Is just like you

It takes so much work
To be


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