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Up the Hill
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Monday, November 01, 2010
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"Nothing but the all of everything"

Up the Hill

I went up the hill and here I see
The death of the sun through the dogwood tree
Seeing the mindful process entire
From when it was too bright to see but light
Then glory and the phoenix death by fire
The promise of morning given by night
And for the absence rising the higher

What if God were wiser than we thought
The universal better through worse
Kinder than we knew or we forgot
Making ourselves and others dizzy
Getting nowhere but keeping busy
Caught up in rules and regulations
Races and tribes and warring nations?

What if God were simpler than we are
Nothing but the all of everything
The ambient amniotic of
The birth through death of the sun of love
The still small voice of hope along the way
No matter what anyone else might say
Open and real and pure as a star?

Differing traditions disagree
And I with all of them as I am free
Being a someone of the somehow
On the precipice of the present now
Though they insist on their explanations
For that which they fear to understand
Impotent but for the fear they command

Maybe in others but not in me
Because I see how below as above
Always and everywhere God is love
The ambient amniotic we
Have given the name reality
Here at now with God and you and me
So close there is no separation

No race no tribe no warring nation
Nothing but the all of everything
Open and real and pure as a star
Better through worse through the universe
Kinder than we knew or we forgot
The how of now and the why of what
Is but is without explanation

And for the absence rising the higher
The promise of morning received by night
Then glory and the phoenix birth by fire
From when it was too bright to be but light
Being the mindful process entire
The birth of the sun through the dogwood tree
I went up the hill and here I see

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Reviewed by Lew Duffey 11/1/2010
wonderful write Steve.
I know the sun...the Son you speak about. Jesus Christ... the all of everything.
God bless,
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