Saturday, January 28, 2017
NOT SO STEADY AS WE GO !!
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?
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. "
" 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."
" I ask everyone with political responsibility
to remember two things:
the common good."
" The great need today
is for Christians who are
active and critical,
who don't accept situations
without analyzing them
inwardly and deeply."
" 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,
at 8:18 AM