The truth is dark under your eyelids
Install Theme
Capitalism would have us believe that we only deserve to be here because of what we produce, and even in our counter- cultures, even in our movements we reproduce the same idea. We only deserve to be here because of what we can produce that other people will buy with their money, time or attention. Our experience of our own lives is secondary, it is only the means of production, it is the products that matter, and unless we make ourselves into both factories and widgets we are not valuable.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs (via satyacake)

(via coldcomrade)

brokeandbespoke:

English Repp

brokeandbespoke:

English Repp

We who mystically represent the Cherubim,

and who sing to the Life-Giving Trinity

the thrice-holy hymn, let us now lay aside

all earthly cares that we may receive the

King of all, escorted invisibly by the angelic orders.

Alleluia.

— The Hymn of Cherubim (via holabrody)

The ‘return’ to the lost, the excluded, the failed or destroyed, is not an option for the saint, but the very heart of saintliness. And we might think not only of Jesus’s parable of the shepherd, but of the great theological myth of the Descent into Hell, in which God’s presence in the world in Jesus is seen as his journey into the furthest deserts of despair and alienation. It is the supreme image of his freedom, to go where he is denied and forgotten; he shows his inexhaustible mercy for all by identifying even with the lost.

— Rowan Williams, The Truce of God (via ayjay)

The mature practitioner (not me) will discover a steady clarity in the vision of self and world, and, in “advanced” states, an awareness of unbroken inner light, with the strong sense of an action going on within that is quite independent of your individual will – the prayer “praying itself”, not just human words but a connection between God transcendent and God present and within. Ritual anchors, ritual aligns, harmonises, relates. And what happens in the “Jesus Prayer” is just the way an individual can make real what is constantly going on in the larger-scale worship of the sacraments. The pity is that a lot of western Christianity these days finds all this increasingly alien. But I don’t think any one of us can begin to discover again what religion might mean unless we are prepared to expose ourselves to new ways of being in our bodies. But that’s a long story.

archatlas:

The Times Fred Tomaselli

In this brilliant time capsule of recent world events, celebrated artist Fred Tomaselli intrepidly and colorfully reimagines the front pages of the New York Times.”

…I could not reach the music.
All the music told me
Was that I was a reject, belonged no longer
In the intact, creating, resounding realm
Where music poured. I was already a discard,
My momentum merely the inertias
Of what I had been, while I disintegrated.
I was already posthumous.

— from The Lodger Ted Hughes  (via nunccognosco)

GPOY-Barista goes to a country club summer party edition

GPOY-Barista goes to a country club summer party edition

Jesus didn’t come to satisfy the Father. He came to reveal the Father.

— Jonathan Martin (via discerningthecall)

(Source: blakebaggott, via thelittleorganistwhojustcanteven)