Friday, September 12, 2008

burning moment

earth's crammed with heaven
and every common bush afire with God
but only he who sees, takes off his shoes
the rest sit around and pluck blackberries"
Eliz. Barrett Browning
the burning bush was a most ordinary object
that became extra ordinary
because it was on fire with divine activity
how often do we see
the bush burning in the middle of our own life
and have enough sense to turn aside
take off our shoes
and pay attention
if we took the time to turn aside
and look
we might discover we are standing on holy ground
more often than we think

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