On the eve of a Reformation
less Charlemagne, more Luther
embodying a stubbornness
that does not crush but rather expands;
backwards into the ancient traditions
unafraid of desert fathers and iconology
honoring song and body
liturgy and Spirit-filled wonder.
Forward- casting all traditions aside
to breath in the contradiction
the Oneness we may never inhabit.
Some ask why we stay with this sharded concept:
heavy laden with pock-marked history,
intolerance, unequally yoked to nationalism.
What choice do we have?
The Divine refuses to evade us
and we want Them.
We want fear-freedom
if we are separate from God
we want to keep building
an upside-down Kingdom
that declares we are not
separate from each other.
What can we do but listen?
Be broken and rebuild over
and over again
intersectionality weaving us together.
Andy shares his story and how to compassionately approach praying for others.