Divine Love: Constant as the Rhythm of the Waves

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I write this using the language of Madeleine L'Engle, who shared that she chose to use the word "EL" in place of the word "God."  Why?  Because in Genesis we are told that God holds both and male and female as part of God.  But, our word "God" has been used as only a masculine word, not reflecting the All.  Another word for "God" is "El" which holds both male and female in its being.  

On behalf of LGBTQ and the Divine Essence in All, I write today.

I Celebrate the Unconditional Love of "EL"!

In the midst of turmoil, disappointment, heartache . . .

It is a comfort to remember — to know that 


of our Our Times 

Are Held

In the Palm of EL's Hand.

No matter how calm; No matter how rough;

No matter how shattering the waves of life may be

We are Always Held 

In the Hand of EL.

And EL is as Constant as the Rhythm of the Waves.

EL does not forsake us.

Humanity may, but not Divine Source.

Churches are meant to be The House of EL.

Sadly, many have forgotten what that means.

Sadly, many are too eager to condemn, to "play at being god," 

rather than Trusting in the Unconditional Love of EL.

A Messenger Came -

The Son of EL.

His Name was Jesus.

His Message was Unconditional Love.

He overturned the tables at the Church of Man.

And The Divine Son was crucified.

But that Unconditional Love could not be eliminated!

When a church forgets the Heart, and chooses to condemn, 

to throw-out what the leaders judge & pronounce as unworthy,

then it becomes a church of man; 

it is no longer

a House of EL.

As word of condemning decisions were announced

this year (2019) by the United Methodist Church, 

My heart grew heavy with grief -

a sorrow as deep as the sorrow 

I felt on 9/11.  

The feeling is so similar. 

It is a feeling of betrayal, 

of attack . . . 

Words echo . . . 

 ". . . first they came for . . . and then they came for me!"

I am reminded of a sermon that wrote after 9/11.

It was about EL and the sea.

It was about the rhythm of the waves . . 

the waves pulling back, revealing the Sacred 

only to return and wash over and

over and over again.

 And there is that moment when

we can stand on the freshly washed sand — 

we can stand with the Sacred

feeling Ultimate Divine Love.

Love Powerful Beyond Measure.

And when that Unconditional Love is Truly Experienced

In that Moment

All else falls away.

All else is washed away

by the Divine Energy Waves Upon the Sand.

It is my prayer this day,

that the Heart of Unconditional Love

may return to our country,

return to our people,

return to our churches.

May we experience

the Joy of New Life!

May crucifixion cease to be the choice.

May Unconditional Love 

Be Lived By All!

As We Worship,

Wherever We Choose; 

May We Experience

Unconditional Love.

May It Be a Place -- A Space -- Where All Are Seen

As Holding the Divine Spark Within!

May we never forget

that EL does not abandon us.

EL Holds Us - Holds All of Us -

In the Palm of Their Hand.

EL is Male and Female

All in One.

EL is Love.

God is EL.

May the Doors Be Opened for All,

Not Closed.


Rev. Mary Ann Tourjee

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019