Right now always

Looking about ourselves

right now

we dare not believe

what God himself

wants us

dares us

begs us

to believe

which is that he is there.

And there.

And there.

And there.

And here.

Right now

always.

“It cannot be!” we say to ourselves

It cannot be.

We, after all, know better.

We, after all, know the ways

of this unforgiving world.

 

Photo: “All In,” by Catherine Shore

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John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. John is a pastor ordained by The Progressive Christian Alliance. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. And don't forget to sign up for his mucho awesome monthly newsletter.

  • Elizabeth

    Just beautiful. Thank you, John and Cat.

    • Christy

      I concur. How Divine the ineffable…

      • Jill H

        I improve a little every time I’m here. This time, I breathe a little more deeply. xoxo

  • http://www.facebook.com/marlene.lund1 Marlene Lund via Facebook

    Beautiful!

  • Valerie

    Thank you John and Cat for the very refreshing sanity in an insane world.

  • Kerry

    “Right now always” – simple words but so powerful … I want to carry these with me today, and tomorrow, and the next day…

    Thank you John and Catherine (good people of the world)

  • Melody

    So beautiful, Cat. Thanks for sharing, John.

  • Lymis

    Wonderful!

  • Matt

    Thank you for this, John and Catherine :) .

  • mike moore

    I hang out here with the John Shore gang because I admire everyone’s openness to consider other views of God and because of the honest dialogs. This post is wonderful, and I look around the world and see Someone’s gorgeous creation … still, when I look around the world, I’m also so very disappointed … children are what get to me the most, we inflict so much pain upon them, and nature is – by design, it seems – so brutal to the innocent.

    God seems like Elvis, and it appears Elvis has left building.


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