We can fight.
We can argue.
Does the Wisdom from the Deep
have need for such squabbles?
We can point fingers,
we can stand in righteous certitude,
all the while baffled
by the Mystery that enfolds us all.
We can draw the dividing lines
and close our temple doors like our minds
but in doing so, we shut out the Love
that bursts our hearts open wide.
When will we see
how much we can learn from one another,
and come to embrace a God
that is larger than any religion?
Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion. She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.