Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

the jumping off point for tonight's Radical Catholics discussion

This is a time to cry out.
One is ashamed to be human.
One is embarrassed to be called religious
in the face of religious failure
to keep alive the image of God
in the face of humanity. . . .
We have imprisoned God
in our temples and slogans,
and now the Word of God
is dying on our lips.

      -Abraham Joshua Heschel

God, I believe,
wants to surprise us,
for God hides in the world
hoping to be discovered.
But we, fixed on
our own sacred imaginings.
clutching our icons
and performing perfectly
our sacred rituals,
trample, unseeing,
on the holy beneath our feet,
and pass by, not minding,
the blank-eyed crowds
milling all around us
unrecognized,
longing to be discovered,
longing to be surprised.
God – longing to be uttered.
      -Edwina Gateley
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