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, October 25, 2020

Only one path

Know it well, love is its meaning

Who reveals this to you?  Love

What does he reveal? Love.  Why? for Love

Remain in this and you will know more of the same.

                               Julian of Norwich (Showings)



all we need is love

or so the song goes


but we struggle to love

we struggle to accept love

we struggle to offer love

and we find it difficult to engage with Love


that one who in love

through love

created and sustains all that is


love is fluid, quicksilvers

it is a flow of something




it trickles sometimes

sometimes it rushes and roars


and it connects us one to another

it is exchanged

given and received




just given


love comes from God

“if you have never let God love you in the deep and subtle ways God does,

 you will not know how to love another human in the deepest ways of which

 you are capable”


but love of other is important too

God’s love is made most real in human love

In generosity, and forgiveness,

Compassion and kindness


the moment we chose to forgive

or include

or care

or listen

or give


love begins to flow

human love and divine love intermingled



flowing, unstoppable

rushing, rippling, trickling

to the lowest place

to the place of pain, and hurt

to the region of fear and anger

of ooze and rot and old decay


and touching all it transforms


moves us forward into what is good


which is why

twisted visages, full of anger

people with guns

hateful rhetoric





are all so tragic


How can we choose this way?

Why do we listen to the voices of hate and prejudice?

Why do we think power will solve things?

More money

More domination?


When we have touched by Sacred Love

When it has flowed from the Sacred One

Into us

Filling, cleansing, transforming, empowering


And then has flown onward, outward

to all, all


there is “just no room for human punishment

vengeance, rash judgement, or calls for retribution” (Richard Rohr)


none of that

in spite of what “some people” say

will get us where we want to be

none of that will give us true safety, or true power




There is only one path

The path of love




“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!


That’s love

That is what we need

If we remain in love we will experience more love

If we remain in the realm of domination, retribution and hate?


Figure it out!


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