Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
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:
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.