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

Friday, January 10, 2020


“There's nothing better when something comes and hits you and you think 'YES'!”
J.K. Rowling

“What do we call this moment? A serendipity mixed into a nostalgia mixed into a deja vu mixed into an epiphany!”
Avijeet Das

“And for one infinitesimally brief moment, the universe peels open, and I can see everything…
Cassandra Khaw, Food of the Gods

“We returned to our palaces, these Kingdoms, but no longer at ease here in the old dispensation, with an alien people clutching their gods. I should be glad of another death.”
T.S. Eliot

Perhaps it is time for an epiphany
For a moment when the eyes open
And the heart soars
And the soul sings

And the mind goes “poof!”

And we go “Wow!  So that’s it!”

Perhaps, after plodding along
Seeking glimpses of the sacred
Catch hints of a star

There is a moment when we finally reach that place
Where love is born

And perhaps, it is a surprise
Perhaps when the “universe peels open’
And we see the heart of the Sacred
We find what we did not expect
We find more than we expected

Perhaps, as we gaze into the manger of our hearts
We find something more powerful
More beautiful
More profound
More grace full
More loving
Than anything we had ever conceived

And in the moment of

We fall to our knees
Able to do nothing but receive
Until having received we can do nothing but give

Epiphany reveals not just the Sacred
Not just that God is here
Not just that God is love

But it reveals who we are
Children of God
It reveals who we can be
People of compassion and generosity
People who welcome, and serve

Epiphany is not a safe moment
For when we see
We are never the same

We can never go back to the place from whence we came
We can never take the same old road
We can never be at ease with the old ways
The old priorities, and values

We can never align ourselves
Ever again
With the powers that would dominate

We can never again enable
Those who would harm children
Abandon the poor
Create inequity
Deny justice

Of those who would exclude

we must go another way
the way of servanthood and generosity
rather than the way of power and greed

So it is time for an epiphany
It is time to let God stun us with Sacred Love
And Sacred Joy
And Sacred Hope
And Sacred Peace

It is time for us to let the Sacred be so present
In us
That the darkness is dispelled by the light
And we see
And exclaim


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