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, January 16, 2018

Sacred DNA

“We are what we love. If we love God, in whose image we were created, we discover ourselves in him and we cannot help being happy: we have already achieved something of the fullness of being for which we were destined in our creation. If we love everything else but God, we contradict the image born in our very essence, and we cannot help being unhappy, because we are living a caricature of what we are meant to be.”
                             Thomas Merton, A Book of Hours

Leaping through the snow and mud
Finn (the dog) does not wonder who he is
Or why he exists

He is fully in himself
Fully in the moment
And total ecstatic

Happy dog!

We on the other hand
Are not so sure

Happy human?

Not so much
We are always searching
For meaning, for purpose
But mostly we are searching for ourselves

But it seems the more we search for ourselves
The more confused we get

Perhaps the problem is that we look outside ourselves
For our definition, our value
We look to power, or perhaps wealth
Titles, and possessions

But what we look for is not out there, somewhere
It is within
It is to be found in our Sacred DNA
In the fact that we are Sacred Children

If we want to find ourselves
All we have to do is look at God
Love God
With the singleness of purpose
That happy dog has

Ball, ball
Stick stick

Only in our case?
God, God

Loving God we love ourselves
Loving God we love our neighbor
Loving God we can be content

Happy Human

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