The heart of a Father soars
at the first unintelligible sounds of loving recognition
from his infant child.
He requires no lofty phrases of oratory …
no declaration of profound allegiance
or obedient devotion.
His joyful acceptance
of this simplest, unadorned, adoration and trust
is without reservation or qualification.
This is true in the lands and regions
of all of humankind.
Language, custom, tradition, and setting
have no dilutive effect
on this timeless dynamic.
So it was with those first recognitions
of an awesome Power …
some inexplicable Source …
by earliest Man.
He expressed his sense of wonder and awe
in scratchings on wood, stone, or earth.
He gave vent to his need for expression
through ritual and ceremony …
with dance, song, and works of artful display.
The Father of all that is
cannot have been any less affected
by these efforts to speak,
than any father regarding his child.
A touch; a look; a sound from an adoring child
is always appropriate and correct
in the heart of its father.
I am certain that the “I Am” hears
the absolute, unadulterated message, from the Worshiper,
when addressed as Allah, God, Yahweh, Vishnu,
or through the rhythms from a ceremonial log.
This surely has been … and, forever will be, so.
27 September 2010