God in things and not outside them

Posted: July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I spoke of drawing together the infinite and the tiny, the eternal and timely, and how a mechanical God, a prime mover detached from what was moved will not do. Neither will the dualism that separates creator from creation in such a way that he drops by ever so often, like company staying the night, even cleaning out the gutters for you, on their way to Phoenix. Only the God beyond everything and in everything can work, and does, a mystery so deep it’s everywhere, seen and unseen.

And then, as a string tied to another pen, she sent me the poem of  ee cummings. We know it, even if in part, and his oh so well placed parenthesis:

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

  1. Jim Coffman says:


    There’s a new earth beyond this one,
    I will never doubt that,
    yet, I’ll never stop loving this one.

    Is there snow in heaven? Any cats?
    Any cardinals there? Any crocus?
    or daffodils or redbud trees?

    I’ll redeem the time for all it’s worth;
    I’ll be worldly—for now—loving
    every blade, every feather, every hair.

    Jim Coffman

  2. Lee says:

    “All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Everything I see, hear, touch, feel, taste,
    speak, think,

    is completing a perfect circle
    God has drawn.
    –Meister Eckhart

    All beings
    Are words of God,
    His music, His art.

    Sacred books we are, for the infinite camps
    in our souls.

    Every act reveals God and expands His Being.
    I know that may be hard
    to comprehend.

    All crreatures are doing their best
    to help God in His birth
    of Himself.

    Enough talk for the night.
    He is laboring in me;

    I need to be silent
    for a while,

    worlds are forming
    in my heart.
    –Meister Eckhart

  3. “Only the God beyond everything and in everything can work, and does, a mystery so deep it’s everywhere, seen and unseen.” You have a wonderful way of speaking about the mystery and the visible love that hints at the mystery.

    I’m a physical being in a world of air and water so I like to think of God as air and God as water in hopes of a better understanding. Each breath lets me live in the love that animates the universe. Have you noticed that if you breathe out, breathing in comes more naturally?

    Letting go, we feel how God holds us, fills us, helps us float, as oceans hold jellyfish with saltwater inside and out.

  4. Menina says:

    We need not count
    every seed atop
    the swaying grasses

    or number the waves
    rolling onto the rocky shore

    or measure how far we can see
    before the ocean vast
    meets the sky immense.

    We need not imagine
    how many fishes
    wander the depths

    or where the stars reside
    in the blue sky of day.

    Nor must we be aware
    of our hearts
    pumping in our chests

    or the movement of tiny sparks
    in the neurons of our brains.

    We only need sense
    the One who creates
    and sustains all things

    and breathes when we breathe,
    cries when we cry.
    – Patrick Flanigan

    All that matters is to be at one with the living God
    To be a creature in the house of the God of Life.

    Like a cat asleep on a chair
    at peace, in peace
    and at one with the master of the house, with the
    at home, at home in the house of the living,
    sleeping on the hearth, and yawning before the fire.

    Sleeping on the hearth of the living world,
    yawning at home before the fire of life
    feeling the presence of the living God
    like a great reassurance
    a deep calm in the heart
    a presence
    as of a master sitting at the board
    in his own and greater being,
    in the house of life.
    — by D.H. Lawrence

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