Where’s the church for things like this?

It’s hard to hurt things.
Isn’t it.
I’m afraid of spiders but I still scoop them cold
into my hands & let them free. Where’s the church
for things like this.

~ Talin Tahajian, from “No steeple,” published in Cosmonauts Avenue


Photo: Nicolai Græsdal with Spider. Quote: via bostonpoetryslam

Comments

  1. We should all be going there. God must be waiting.

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  2. I think if we could all get a bit more ‘local’ in our thinking, e.g., be kind to those in our immediate orbit, whatever their persuasion, it might have a positive ripple effect.

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  3. it is found deep inside.

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  4. The sacred quality of a good soul..

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  5. Nature is my church. I learn so much in its presence. 🙏🏻

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  6. Dear David

    All creatures belong to God’s creation – there is only one church: the Church of God, the religion of God for the whole mankind, for the whole creatures. Anmimals, insects, birds, plants and wherever is the life impulse – are our brothers and sister in a lower form, comparable with a bulb: humans have let say 100 watt, maybe animals 60 watts, plants maybe even less and the like – the more the consciousness – the more watt for this example. Nothing else exists than God – so also spiders and all others creature are part of God…

    Thanks for sharing, dear David
    Didi

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  7. Yes, to rescuing spiders, and the vulnerable. I’m not sure about catching them bare-handed. Especially the big fast ones with wobbly feelers.

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  8. I am not a religious one, but I do believe in God! These poetic lines are so beautiful, so touching… Impressed me so much. Thank you dear Dave, love, nia

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  9. Beautifully captured. We, at times, forget that this Earth belongs to all of us. We have to coexist along with all the plants and animals. A perfect example of privilege becoming a prerogative!

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  10. Reblogged this on Little by little… and commented:
    Beautifully captured. We, at times, forget that this Earth belongs to all of us. We have to coexist along with all the plants and animals. A perfect example of privilege becoming a prerogative!

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  11. Do no harm is the best dogma.

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  12. It is near… always. We have to slow down and feel – heart and gut feelings.

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