Divine Possibilities/Divine Realities

From Barbara Brown Taylor, in An Altar In the World:

“Human beings may separate things into as many piles as we wish – separating spirit from flesh, sacred from secular, church from world.  But we should not be surprised when God does not recognize the distinction we make between the two.  Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.”

I like that phrase – “earth is so thick with divine possibilities.”  Indeed it is, but they are just that, “possibilities,” until we allow them to enter into our lives and become divine realities.  The roses in my yard that have heroically battled the summer sun and heat to bloom have “divine possibilities” but not until I recognize their presence, acknowledge their beauty, and bend over to smell them do they become divine realities.    Which leads to this thought – we co-create divine realities when we recognize divine possibilities.

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