Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Non-Dual Gospel of Matthew: 10:37-39


“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

We do it, even today,
choose to gird ourselves ‘round with
our tribes of church, nationality, age, gender—
these larger families
often have the roots in father, mother,
daughter, son.

How does it feel to turn and face
the ideology,
the voices of elaborate self-preservation hovering
in the folds of our minds?

It takes the outward glance
that dissolves this thin skin
and begins to experience
our kinship

That is the cross,
the naked hanging
between relative
and ultimate



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