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, October 30, 2018

Anyone can destroy

“It takes no genius to destroy. The creators, the givers, the lovers, the healers - these are the heroes who know - the building up is so much more difficult than the tearing down.”
― Laurence Overmire, New York Minute

It doesn’t take effort to cut someone down
It doesn’t take much to criticize
It isn’t difficult to find the problems

It isn’t easy to destroy laws that protect the earth
Or legislation that protects the vulnerable
Its damn easy to cut the poor out of the budget

It is the building up that is difficult
It is hard to love the unlovable
Hard to find that “something good” to praise

It is hard to make the difficult choices that will lead to better health care
Hard to go against those you fear to stand up for the weak

It is damn hard to confront hate
To call out liars
And insist on the truth

It is hard to give
Hard to create something new
Hard to heal
And near impossible to love

Our President does nothing that is hard
He simply flails and destroy
The Congress that supports him does nothing different
Simply allowing laws to be destroyed that did much good
(may put a little restraint on rampant and greedy capitalism)

The American church
Simply attacks
The LGBTQI community
People who are poor

Shaming, insisting on excluding them, diminishing them
Hating them (fundamentally)

For all its talk about following Jesus
It is easier to grasp to hate, to exclude, to judge
Then it is to give, forgive, include and love

It would be easy for me to spend my time ripping apart those I disagree with
Some might say that is what I am doing now
Perhaps that is what I am doing now

Mea Culpa
Mea Maxima Culpa

Lord, whatever we do this day
May it be something positive
Something loving
Something generous
Something life giving

Because anyone can destroy
Only a Sacred Child
Living out his or her inheritance
Can build up.

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