“A New Smell” – Peter Crysdale

Slowly, silently the molten core bursts

Turning everything up side down.

Leaving radical amazement- smoke and ash.

There are streams of Concern at the heart of existence-

bursting forth in places like Bethlehem and Lisbon Falls.

Creation is infused with Divine Concern-

so the Prophets say.

Rouses some of us from sleep –

waking into the Life and Power.

Christ is not Jesus’ last name.

Christ is the Divine Concern-

the Boundless-Source and Center-

Mustard Seed- the Question?

Early Quakers let let their lives speak the answer-

“We live in the same Life and Power as the Prophets and the Apostles.”

Isaiah 43 [19] Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. — Peter Crysdale, Dec. 18, 2013

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