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Theological Mediation

I asked our local Unitarian-Universalist minister if she could see God as Original Creative Source of Earth (OCSE). Eventually, after a rather long pause, peaceful, not anxiety producing, she said Yes. I asked the Shiloh Baptist Bishop if he could know God as Abba, as did Jesus of Nazareth. He thought about this, a rather odd yet warm paternal question, perhaps a trick? a test? But, eventually, trusted us enough to add his Yes. I asked the All Souls U-U minister, Would she be willing to imagine, to heuristically assume, for the next hour, that what she feels inside and believes outside, what she hopes and faiths, compassions as dynamic OCSE might be, or at least slowly become, synonymous with the more patriarchal sounding Abba, perhaps yangish Abba to her OCSE yintegral felt intelligence. She found this a lot to take in hold juggle and yet listen and speak with integrity all in this unsafe time of confrontation. But, Why not? she asked, rhetorically, I assumed. Then I asked the Shiloh Baptist Bishop the same question, in reverse, with Abba still as yang and OCSE as yin This felt appropriate, and not really unorthodox and therefore theologically safe, to AfricanAmerican him, so he said Yes, of course, history supports an AfroCentric Original Creative Source for all human natures. From there They seemed to enjoy co-discovering ecological analogies for theological regeneration and degeneration And theological metaphors for ecological healing and wounding fracture. With nothing much more for me to do as multicultural mediator of eco/theo-logical peace restoring win/win polyphonic justice, I began outlining how we might join our choirs in con-celebration, singing gospel anthems while engaging our combined sacred Body in tai-chi creative stretches into and back out of fluid mindbody positions, Heuristically inviting and grace-fully given.

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