July 07-A, 2022

Lake Crawford 01 12/14/2015 Oil Paint Rendered — Kings Mountain State Park, Blacksburg, South Carolina
The grounding center of true religion
is listening,
being what is called for
in the time and place of our living.

There is no believing 
any doctrine,
or dogma.

There is only the experience of the here/now
and our response to it
on the level of psyche/soma
in doing what needs to be done
when, where, and how it needs to be done
in each situation as it arises,
no matter what.

Children can do this.
Is it well within the reach 
of everyone.
Yet, it seems to exceed our grasp.

No one knows what to do about that.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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