Musing on God

God is all without being any thing
while being the all in every thing.

God is the perhaps at the edge
of every moment of choosing.

God does nothing
but nothing does
without God.

God is the freedom to do
and the urge to act.

God does not exist
because God is existence.

God is change,
God is flow,
God is relationship:
In, with, and through.

God is love:
silently attracting,
never compelling.

God does not have power
because God is power.

God is the unforced force
coursing through all events.

God is the potential
for transformation
in all relationships.

To be God’s friend
is to pay attention
to the flow in all things…
even those that seem to stay still.
It is to savor what is behind and within
all appearances, events, relations.
It is to feel the allure of what could be,
latent in the wonder of what is.

JIM BURKLO
Website: JIMBURKLO.COM Weblog: MUSINGS – www.tcpc.blogs.com/musings
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Associate Dean of Religious Life, University of Southern California

About Jim Burklo

Rev. Jim Burklo is the Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. An ordained United Church of Christ pastor, he is the author of three books in print, OPEN CHRISTIANITY (2000), BIRDLIKE AND BARNLESS (2008), and HITCH-HIKING TO ALASKA: THE WAY OF SOULFUL SERVICE (2013). See more about him at jimburklo.com .


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