Thursday, May 26, 2011

On Memorial Day

Another Military holiday. This one to honor those who died in military service to the US. Coming at the end of May, it also serves as the unofficial start of summer. I hope the summer brings more peace in the world, but I doubt it.

Peace y'all


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Can people really listen?

An old saying is that God gave us two ears and one mouth. So we should listen twice as much as we speak. Yet we are so quick to speak, and to share our own views, what we think, what we've experienced. I like silence. I like to listen for the birds. I like the freedom and space that silence gives us.

Asci write this I realize I should be listening. I'm going to take my own advice and listen carefully.

Peace, y'all


Monday, May 2, 2011

On the murder of Osama Bin Laden

I can't feel joy about this. I recognize the closure many Americans feel, and am glad for the closure. But not the death. Proverbs 24.17 advises "do not gloat when your enemy falls;when they stumble, do not rejoice."

I felt embarrassed seeing the gloating crowds outside the White House last night.

I hope my nation can heal. That we can focus on helping each other, on forming a more perfect union, rather than on vengeance.

Hope this chapter passes quickly

Peace, y'all