Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Monday, November 5, 2018

Acts of courage

“Cruelty is cheap, easy, and chickenshit”
                                    Rene Brown

Let’s hear it for kindness
Let’s hear it for compassion
Let’s hear it for inclusion
Let’s hear it for loving

For these are acts of great courage

It takes courage to be kind when you are angry
It takes courage to show compassion when you are afraid
It takes courage to include others when don’t want to be vulnerable
It takes courage to love, when hate is so easy

It does not take courage to take a AR-15 and enter a synagogue,
and shoot a 79 year old holocaust survivor

It does not take courage to lie, taunt, bully and mislead
To feed the roar of an unthinking, unhinged crow

It does not take courage to tweet insults

It does not take courage to seen 14,000 heavily armed troops to the border
To stop a few thousand desperate refugees armed with bread and water (if they have that)

What our world need is acts of random courage
People willing to tell the truth in the face of falsehood
People willing to embrace those feared and rejected
People willing to call out evil when they see it
People will to be kind, compassionate, inclusive and love

For the nurtured cruelty we see everyday
A cruelty which comes from the top down
Is “cheap, easy, and chickenshit”

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