Straight up Padraig O'Tuama today, no commentary.

The Zulus have it right, though, in one of their names for God.

They call God uNkulunkulu, translating loosely as Big-Big.

When I heard that, I wondered at the genius who began to speak of the unnameable in such a way, and then I thought of my friend Emma, a farmer from Ireland who lives in Portugal with her wife Barbara.

She writes letter and asks for prayers to The Bigness.

One time, we talked about it, and she said that The Bigness is also The Smallness, and that each can hold the other.

Hello to the bigness in the smallness.

(In The Shelter: Finding a Home in the World)