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, March 19, 2024

Love and love always

My strength is in my faith:

I will not bend my knee to despair

But love and love always,

Even if the stars should desert the sky

And the earth hide her beauty from the sun.


Still I will love and love always

Until my love is much a part of my life

That I can no longer tell where one ends

And the other begins.

          Steven Charleston (Spirit Wheel. P. 56, 57)



There is a grayness that comes

Rolling in like early morning clouds

Insistent and Pervasive


Slowly covering the earth with dark vagueness

Sheathing the mountains

And the sky

Blocking the sun

Until all is permeated with grayness


There is a grayness that comes

Rolling into my soul

And insidious darkness

That comes


Heavy it lies, shrouding my soul

It is laden with images of starving children

Boasting tyrants

Crowds laughing at cruelty

Bombs falling

Leaders lying


It smothers me

Squeezing the life out of me

Weighing me down until I am on my knees


With nothing left to do but to turn my face to the heavens

And cry

How long? How long?


Despair is real

And it wants the final word


It cannot have it

I believe

Lord help my unbelief


"I believe in the sun-even when it does not shine;

 I believe in love even when it is not shown;

 I believe in God even when He does not speak." (anonymous)


I must believe in Love

And believing in love I must love

It is all that I can do


It is all that is left

To love God

To love those around me

To love those I cannot love


At times it feels as if that is not enough

As if it is rank foolishness

But while, for some, hate and untruth is all they have

Love is all I have


I must love and love always

And leave the rest up to Love


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