This morning I was re-reading bits of Barbara Brown Taylor‘s An Altar in the World, and came across this:
We need the practice of incarnation, by which God saves the lives of those whose intellectual assent has turned as dry as dust, who have run frighteningly low on the bread of life, who are dying to know more God in their bodies. Not more about God. More God.
It’s hard for me to stop thinking about God and just think God. (I bet it’s the thinking part.) So how do we know more God in our bodies? How do we get more God? Here’s my partial list:
- Get as close to the raging ocean as I can without being washed out to sea
- Eat lots of messy meals with unlikely combinations of people: atheists and heretics and Buddhists and environmental activists who talk about Mother Earth the way I talk about Jesus
- Do yoga
- Knit with really beautiful yarn
- Hang out with people who have lived in other worlds (like on the street or in jail)
How do you know more God?