“Open Wide Your Hearts”

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange — I speak as to my children — open wide your hearts also. Paul to the Corinthians

James Coleman

His desire is for the soul’s soul to make an appearance

the moon and Mars and Venus to keep dancing

the roar and the rowdiness of the drunk down the street.


His desire is for the rest that comes in the arms of the Beloved.

Mine is of course to…

(Each one the very Body of God)

Initial thoughts.

Thomas Merton, in 1966, declared that our first and last duty as human beings is “to be human in this most inhuman of ages, to guard the image of man for it is the image of God.

What does that mean: to guard the image of man, for…

All Souls Church, Colorado Springs. 8–15–21 roger butts

Have you ever thought to yourself: what would my growing up be like, if we did an acknowledgment in school every morning that noted whose land we were sitting on, which tribes occupied the same space we occupied?

You might come to ask yourself: how did this happen? How did…

Once in Annapolis
we were invited to walk
the grounds of a sculpture garden
specifically designed for the blind.
Or maybe Durham, or Boone.

Iowa City

It wasn’t Iowa City
that is the place
where you tour
the bars where the drunk
teachers at the workshop
drank and talked and danced.


The Principles Behind the Book, Seeds of Devotion

I was playing tennis at Memorial Park the other day. The sun was blasting. A number of us took shelter under a gazebo. Loud squawking. A mother bird and a nest and a couple of baby birds were at the highest point of the gazebo inside, living their life. …

Roger Butts

Author: Seeds of Devotion

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