July Meditation


There is no quenching the urge to connect to the Almighty. or

To honor the call of the tribe.

     There is no real way of breaking their fierce hold.


Religious and political life can thus be explained and understood:

Humans seek to connect to the Creator, and

They do it in tribes.

I suspect It has always been so:

The ancients, Sumerians, Akkadians, Egyptians,

Greeks, Romans, Christians and Muslims--

All cast their nets to catch the God, and

They tie their worship to their tribal life. 


So it came to pass—and continues to this day—

We, children of God-seekers, children of tribes and nations,

Claim God as our own, and

Conquer and kill,

Claiming that God has sanctioned it all.


--July 21, 2013