Why not err on the side of the relational? Why not repent of all the insidiously goofy ways we try to keep realization of community at a distance? Life’s too short not to. Our life is one long process of mutual aid, and what a relief it is when people act on this knowledge. I want to keep within me and hold to the wit and the sensitivity of spirit to see, feel, appreciate, fear and revere the inescapable fact of my own caught-uppedness in the web of other people’s kindness.
~ David Dark, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious
The holy is nothing but the ordinary, held up to the light and profoundly seen.
Reverence is an organic human experience that requires no supernatural explanations.