“If Christianity is able to decenter itself enough to see that the imprint of sacred mystery already belongs all over the earth to all peoples, it would change the way we treat our human and nonhuman kin.” —Kaitlin Curtice, Native: Identity, Belonging, and Rediscovering God
At first pass I thought about sharing the St. Patrick prayer, “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me…in me… beneath me… above me… on my right… on my left…”. Although these words affirm the Christ nature in all things, I can’t help but notice who remains centered in this prayer.
What does it look like to pray and to walk through this world, decentered? Could that be described as “wounded for love’s sake?”
Words are tools that can be twisted and turned to help point the way to deeper, fuller understanding. Somehow, between the words, the vulnerable work happens.
Spirit of Oneness,
You hide in plain sight, waiting.
Love’s crucial practice
Here’s a chant offered as a blessing, Come to know the One.