someone asked me a while back what I really had faith in - what is past all the words and the opinions, what surfaces at moments of exquisite joy or pain that cuts deep. not what I say or what I claim - not all those distractions or battles or false choices.
what do I have faith in is.
it is really that simple.
us is where my faith lives.
in the lovers' caress after some fight or long night.
in a meeting where recovery is reclaimed after a fall.
in a fight or argument where the topic is secondary to the flash that entangles us.
in a lineage that goes back & forward, side to side, raining down from a cloud if witnesses whose experiences & discoveries are a current that carries us along.
in a community of faith where life weaves us together, an unlikely communion, grace made visible & present in spite of, not because of.
in a family where edges & scars make the mosaic rich & pulsing.
what ever God is, God is the connective membrane, the tether, the path, the root structure.
God does not come into us - God is us, hands held, limbs entangled.
God is the network - we boot to God, not locally - what I know is thrown in with everyone else, in some stew where the smells & tastes are far beyond any one contribution.