Category Bridges

How long?

The murder victims cried out in a great, singular voice: “How much longer, O Lord, the holy One, the true One, until You pronounce judgment on the inhabitants of the earth? Until You avenge our blood?” (Revelation 6:10) I am more valuable than a flock of sparrows.* I am more valuable than a pride of lions. […]

Recovery from Hate

Hate is a drug. Hate is so addictive nothing else matters. We cannot see our addiction or acknowledge it. We do not understand we have a problem nor that we are addicted. Hate becomes more important to us than family or job or sanity or God. We need a twelve step program, but we must […]

On Faith, Compassion and Bigotry

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? Do not try to blend the genuine faith of our glorious Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, with your silly pretentiousness. Dear brothers, what’s the use of saying that you have faith and […]

Tap on the Glass

Tapping on the glass of our moral compass, those of us who care check to see if the dial still works and see our reflection inside the lid.   When we see someone sneer at the bounds of decency, do we place our compass, registering askew, back into our pocket in silence ignoring the crossed […]

True Independence…

Originally posted on B is for Blessed!:
Freedom for black and white or red and blue No increase for me at the expense of you That faith not fear would rule this land That justice could rule with an even hand Would those who fought for the red, white and blue Be honored and cherished…

Blame and Division

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi   When atheists blame Christians for the world’s problems, (a lot like Trump blaming Muslims or Hitler blaming Jews) it leads to division and fear. Finger pointing never leads to resolution, solution or unity. We really […]

A Prayer for Black Lives

and the System that Kills Them Once again an officer has been acquitted of murdering an unarmed black human being, Philando Castille, during a routine traffic stop. Mr. Castille, a beloved school cafeteria worker, informed the officer he had a registered weapon in his car. The officer shot Mr. Castille five times while Castille was […]

Random Acts of Kindness

I am moved this week to remind us all about Random Acts of Kindness. Too many random acts of violence have been thrust upon us these days. My intention today is to slide into our vision images of other Random Acts: those of generosity, kindness and compassion. These three spread like scattering dandelion seeds with […]

Remembering The 49

Murdered in Orlando at Pulse Nightclub, One Year Ago Today From top row to bottom, left to right Stanley Almodovar III, 23 Amanda Alvear, 25 Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26 Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 Antonio Davon Brown, 29 Darryl Roman Burt II, 29   Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 Angel Candelario-Padro, 28 Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 […]

Dear Lilka, (June 6, 2017)

“’Even in our sleep pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until in our own despair against our will comes wisdom from the awful grace of God.’  What we need in the United States is not division, what we need in the United States is not hatred, what we need in […]