Monday, October 8, 2018
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
― Winston S. Churchill
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Why keep fighting?
Why keep spending so much time an energy
When the power of the Presidency,
The power of Congress,
The power of the very rich,
Mean that they can and will ignore what is right?
Why keep trying to change minds, and hearts
When no one is willing to listen
When everyone is entrench
When misinformation and propaganda
Have enslaved so many,
Causing them to support what is fundamentally, evil?
Why keep trying to lift souls up,
when they are so very busy wallowing in the swamp,
supporting the unsupportable?
Why keep going
when it is clear that greed and the lust for power
are more influential than generosity, compassion, and love?
When even the sacred fellowship the ekklasia, the Sacred gathering
Has now become a insider club marked by fear, exclusion, judgement and even hate
Because God is love
Because if we are open to Sacred presence
We can be the light in the darkness
We can be the mustard seed
The pinch of yeast
If not us, who?
If not now, when?
The light appears to be flickering
in danger perhaps, of going out
the places from whence the light should shine
have become dark holes
sucking goodness out of the world
be we cannot give up
For “we know that for those who love God (the God who is love, not the faux God) all things work together for good
Not all is good
Not all will be good
But even out of the most horrendous times
Good can come
But it will only come
through those who are willing to stay connected to the Sacred
through those who remain open to Sacred Presence
it will only come
as the “God in us” oozes out through our words, our attitudes, out actions
we may be going through hell