Yesterday I watched the interview of an eighth-grade girl in tears as she admitted that she was afraid to go to school. She feared that one day she would go into school and never come back out. Sometime yesterday, that is exactly what happened to a young man in Colorado.
One of the best pieces of advice I have ever heard came from President John F. Kennedy.
"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."
For years this seemed backwards to me. What was so profound about asking what I can do for my country? It was me that needed the help. Then the other day, it came to me in a blinding flash of insight.
I saw the above picture on Earth Day. I added the caption, but after I did, I realized that while it is a nice sentiment, it is in error. Earth was not created for anyone. Earth is a magnificent biological system. We are each blessed to be a small part of it.
Whatever demagogues would have us believe about our country, we can be proud of each other until the time our government works not to make America great
again, but one that recognizes and builds on the greatness we have achieved throughout our history and works to uphold the principles We the People believe in.
Photo Credit: Stefan Keller
Today our airwaves are being assaulted by the drone of newspeak. Big Brother was only the bogeyman in the closet until the Trump administration came into power. They have pushed him out and he walks among us.
Photo credit: Alfred Lichtenhauer
"Imagine all the people, sharing all the world.
Pixabay One question that comes from believers confuses me.
"Aren't you afraid of finding out there is a God after you die?"
Picture credit: Gellinger
Sin can be defined as the negative aspect of the human rationale of right and wrong that varies from culture to culture.
Throughout the world, there are at least 80 words for sin, but what is sin, really?
Picture credit: Pixabay
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students are reminding us that youth
can speak to power, can foment change, and that it is a force to be reckoned with. These young survivors of the Parkland massacre bring firsthand authority to the gun debate and are showing the adult population how to solve problems.
Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash
The idea of heaven is much more of a paradox than it is a paradise. The world would be a better place if people would come to terms with the idea that Earth is an extraordinary place in the universe. It is one of the very few that supports life as we know it.
Published Sat Sep 27, 2014 |
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