Saturday, January 28, 2017


                                       When its stabilizes don't, an airplane crashes.

                             Right now we are experiencing all sorts of destabilization

                                          in the manner, mode and movement

                                     of national/international life and governance:

                                         hacking, terrorism, trade, immigration

                                        fake news, foreign policy, health insurance,

                                        environmental protection,  " alternate facts,"

                                                   and way too much more.

                                    Gorbachev says the world is preparing for war.

                                               So, do we go to the bunkers,

                                                       move to Canada,

                                       or just get resigned to going to hell?

                                                  None of the above,

             but what can we do out here on the street  of accelerating destabilization?

                             For starters,

                                                   as best we can

                                           individually and collectively.

                                                Here are a few " stabilizers "

                                                    from people rooted in


                                                 Let's take each one,
                                           slowly meditate on what it

                                                        " Really "

                                            means in our here and now,

                                  and what we need to be and do about it.

                              " If the doors of perception were cleansed,

                                    everything would be seen as it is. "

                                                                               William Blake

                       " Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. "


                        " Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing

                                         because he could only do a little."

                                                                                  Edmund Burke

                                  " I ask everyone with political responsibility

                                                to remember two things:

                                                        human dignity


                                                      the common good."

                                                                                    Pope Francis

                                               "  The great need today
                                               is for Christians who are

                                                   active and critical,

                                            who don't accept situations

                                               without analyzing them

                                                 inwardly and deeply."

                                                                                    Oscar Romero

                                " Lord, make me an  instrument of you peace;

                                     where there is hatred, let me sow love,

                                          where there is injury, pardon,

                                            where there is doubt, faith,

                                           where there is despair, hope,

                                          where there is darkness, light,

                                          and where there is sadness, joy.

                                                 O Divine Master,
                                        grant that I may not so much seek

                                          to be consoled as to console,

                                      to be understood as to understand,

                                              to be loved, as to love,

                                      for it is in giving that we receive,

                                   it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

                                 and it is dying that we are born to eternal life."

                                                                                Francis of Assisi

                   Remember Twitty Bird, the tiny, frail, little cartoon character?

                   Well, one day a friend found Twitty Bird on her back

                   her legs pushing upward.

                   Twitty Bird said, " Hurry, get down here and help.

                   The sky is about to fall."

                   They friend said, " What difference can a puny little thing like you make?'

                   Twitty Bird responded,

                   " One does what one can."


                                                 Blessings on you and yours,

                                                 Holding you in

                                                 God's Dear Love,

                                                                         John Frank