Just When It Seems We Are On the Brink, We Are

“Christogenesis,” the growth of the “ever greater Christ.” [1] 
This Christ has been “growing in stature and wisdom” (Luke 2:52; 
read “complexity and consciousness”) these last dozen or so 
billion years and is nowhere near finished yet.
 [1] Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Letters from a Traveller 
(Harper & Row: 1962), 133, 305.
   -- from a meditation by Richard Rohr

It seems we are on the brink....

Things are such that Christians carry assault rifles 
to church and bear them in worship wearing metal 
crowns and looking like dutiful members of the 
Prussian army with their Kaiser caps, because they 
think the rifle is God’s “rod of iron.”

It seems we are on the brink....

Things are such that legislators, caught between 
a rock and a hard place where the only hand to help 
is the devilish one (with the itchy trigger-finger) 
that feeds them, are unable to do the right thing 
and bite it.

It seems we are on the brink....

Things are such that police departments and minorities 
are caught in a no win/no win stand-off where the 
minorities are seemingly always on the short end 
of the police stick not to mention gun.

It seems we are on the brink....

Things are such that the two most powerful 
people in the world play schoolyard bullies
name-calling while the big buttons await
the eager little, itchy, trigger-fingers.

It seems we are on the brink....

And so we are -- 

ever on the brink of death and destruction,
seemingly without any sign of cease and desist
on our pint-sized planet. 

but ever and always on the brink of the escalation of 	
     evolutionary revelation that Christus Rex, Christ the King, 
the God of Creativity is growing, expanding 
     and has brought us to the brink 
of billions of years of universal love --
     a self-sacrificial grace to never go extinct
for it is the eternal descent of the  Christus Agnus, 
     (Christ the Lamb), Christa Columba, (Christ the Dove).

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