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, November 7, 2018

Wake UP

" There is no road from man to God, because the nature
of God is illimitable and infinite,
without beginning or end ... or even direction.
There is not a single atom ... of existent things with which God is not, ...
and which God does not comprise. "
 Sufi Thought

When you wake up, you begin to overcome your seperateness.
You begin to know tht you do not look out AT God over there,
But your look out FROM God, or, as Paul describes it, “I live no longer not I” (see Galatians 2:20)
            Richard Rohr

According to Duns Scotus, each creature is a unique aspect of the infinite Mystery of God
There are perhaps other ways to put this
We come from the mystery that is whatever is greater than our selfs
We return to that mystery
When this mystery ends

We participate in the mystery
We carry it
And yes, at some level we “are” the mystery

Many wise people have suggested that we don’t have to find Sacred
We simply have to become awake to it
Awake to it in ourselves
And away to it in others

Only if we understand that we are all
A unique aspect of the mystery
Can we begin to understand Jesus

When he says
“when you do it for the least of these, you do it for me”

Only then can we know what he means when he says,
“I was a stranger and you took me in”

We must wake up to the mystery
Wake up to whatever it is
That drives us to love, to care, to heal to create

For while we know so little, really, about the reality many of us God call
(God is mystery, after all, and we simply cannot confine or define)
We do know this
God is love
And when we are awake to the mystery we are driven to love, to care, to give.
to have compassion, to forgive.
We can also assume, that when we are driven by other things
By fear, hate, ego, cruelty
We are not awake

So Wake up
Wake up
Wake up

There is an election coming up?
Which party (neither does very well) least reflects the way of the mystery
As revealed in Jesus?  (Spoiler:  IMHO its not the GOP and definitely not Mr. Trump)

There are desperate people heading toward out border
How do we as awake people see them?  As a threat?  Or as Jesus?

There are vulnerable people all around us
The ill, the aged, the wounded, the minorities, the disenfranchised, the “different”
Do we see them as throw away people, worthy of shame?
Or do we see them as precious children of God.

It is time to wake up

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