I found Micah Bales post about the reluctance some Friends have to talk about, to name, God and Jesus in our witness to be resonate with my own experience.  I wrote this sonnet about the current situation vis a vis this kind of speaking.  I wrote it a few years ago, not as a direct response to Micah, but it feels to me pertinent to that topic:

God-Talk

It's difficult to talk about Jesus.

Ev'ryone seems to have an opinion.

With so much conflict where does that leave us?

Academics and all of their minions

Present theories like a fashion statement

That will alter with the coming season;

And theologies just breed discontent

(Perhaps because they are based on reason).

The beauty of a sunset cannot be

Proved.  And the waves that come in from the sea

Sing a song whose origin lies beyond

You and me to a deeper, heart-sourced bond.

"God is love" means that God is of the heart;

That's the path from which we must not depart.

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