Christianity

The Impossible Pedestal

The Impossible Pedestal

He was the son of the sun and a simple woman. ~Eduardo Galeano Herstory is littered with beings born of a God and a common woman. Seems the gods with the heavens at their fingertips had a difficult time abstaining from the human honeypot. Some offspring were considered to be god incarnate such as Jesus […]

Sins of Omission (We Are All Guilty)

Sins of Omission (We Are All Guilty)

To aid and abet in the destruction of a single species or in the extermination of a single tribe is to commit a crime against God, a mortal since against Mother Nature. ~Edward Abbey The human race is tainted by the belief that we have been given dominion by god to rule over Earth. It […]

Is Hate Increasing?

Is Hate Increasing?

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr. Hate seems to be on the rise in our world. It seems to be growing exponentially, spewing out of human vessels in a heap of vomit onto fellow vessels. It’s a stench […]

I Weep For My Nation

I Weep For My Nation

The horizon leans forward, Offering you space to place new steps of change. Here, on the pulse of this fine day You may have the courage To look up and out upon me, the Rock, the River, the Tree, your country. ~Maya Angelou Yesterday, for the first time, I heard the poem, On The Pulse […]

Celebrating Differences

Celebrating Differences

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde Imagine, if you will, a life in which we, you, me, everyone, ate only one thing. There were no other options. Every day, every meal, day after day, year after year, we ate […]

Cleansed But Not Connected

Cleansed But Not Connected

Hallelujah, Grace like rain falls down on me Hallelujah, And all my sins are washed away ~Todd Agnew, Grace Like Rain There are times my soul hunger’s, a ravenous beast that can only be quelled by an encounter with God. I prefer these encounters to be in a house of worship. Intellectually, I know an […]

My Religion is Compassion & Kindness

My Religion is Compassion & Kindness

Do not try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a better Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are. ~HH Dalai Lama Over a hot cup of cocoa following an afternoon of shopping in downtown Chicago with my eldest daughter asked if I was a Unitarian, a religion that takes a measure […]

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