It is often said that our god is too small. It may also be said that our world is too small. We start with the good news that the whole world is loved, that Compassion is for all things, and we end up with tiny, myopic, self-centered worlds, all separated from each other by our own categories and boundaries. There is a Beloved reality that permeates all things‚Ä¶ above, below, around, within and through. We must begin to detect it! This Compassion has thoroughly flooded everything and carries all in its current. This is the major theme of the New Testament. Is it not? This truth‚Ä¶ that all are now included‚Ä¶ is what caused such consternation among the gate-keepers and joy among those who received it. How can we build local spiritual communities that can enjoy the intimacy of relationship, mutual support and unity, while at the same time appreciating within these small communities a comprehensive and compassionate embrace of the whole world? How can we understand this Love as particular as well as universal, personal as well as common? Get fine art prints of my cartoons. Get my fine art. Get my t-shirts. Please join my newsletter. Tomorrow I will be giving away a high resolution print of one of my watercolors to newsletter members.