Monday, June 20, 2016

"We have no choice" is Trump's favorite rational for his particular brand of social and political violences. 
"We have no choice" may also maybe one of the most seductive of Satanic verses, as it denies in the face of it and in our troubles, humanity's greatest abilities to adjust, be creative and imaginative, to be compassionate even, as well as the universal spiritual and philosophical truths which are foundational in the human experience, that we always have a choice. We always have a choice as to which course we will follow, which is the elemental proof of our freedom. To give into the deception that "we have no choice" is to give up our freedom and give in to the darkest possibilities and to begin to lay pathways to the next Inquisition, the next Trail of Tears, the next Dachau, the next blood soaked crusade of your choosing.  
We Always Have A Choice. 
Do we have the courage to choose what is right?
Do we even have the courage to acknowledge what is right?
These are the questions we Christians, and all people whose spirituality calls them to live and lead the way in compassionate civil justice, must confront to realize the greatest power of the incarnation the God Spirit in humanity, compassion. 

This is the beautiful gentle task and happy blessing we are all called to, living in compassion, which is always and forever the experience of our choosing. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

You are one of a cosmos full of God's gifts and blessings. More than that you are blessed, born to love, to be God's loving presence. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Broken by suffering
Opened by compassion 
To the journey's end
May we also pray for the (Orlando) perpetrator and those like him who regardless of religion wallow in the dark as death worshippers, who follow the idols of despair and violence, of hopelessness and intolerance, who have abandoned the God of many names but of one spirit and compassion, of love, life and light. 
Let us pray that we all be spared the vanity of self assertion that would include taking life or any other form of violence as resolution to our fears and uncertain differences.
The elemental challenge to us from Jesus is to remember the very difficult intention and realization, first and foremost, to love, for its own sake, as being our purpose and end. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Love is at the heart of all holiness and at the heart of all that is holy is love.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"The darkness is as light to you, O Lord."
There is more light beyond our meager perception than we can begin to perceive. Even the moments we perceive as being in utter darkness is still full of light.
The bread of life has no experation date.