• Grief,  Loss,  Love,  Malidoma Some,  Pieta,  Tears

    Grief

    A year ago today my beautiful niece left this world. Though doctors tried valiantly to save her, they couldn’t hold her. Her soul had seen the Light of the next world and was ready to fly free. As she traveled toward the Light and was embraced by it, the Light became brighter still.  And our world suddenly became dimmer. Over the course of the last year, whenever I thought of Trisha I would feel such pain for my sister and her husband.  What unbearable sorrow to lose one’s only child.  This morning as I sat with the awareness of her passing, the tears continued to flow long past what I…

  • America,  Black Lives Matter,  Love,  Love your enemies,  Loving the unlovable,  Martin Luther King,  Peace,  Spiritual Challenge

    Loving Our Enemies. What a concept.

    I hate to say it, but our country hasn’t historically been real big on love.  It hasn’t been part of our political or spiritual consciousness to cultivate love, kindness, and compassion.  In fact, many Americans seem to be more excited about our might and strength, our ability to “kick a _ _.”  Our country has a bad case of machismo. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  I often think of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  When he was rallying the people to fight injustice and racism, he didn’t stir up the flames of anger and hatred by recounting the numbers of lynchings, rapes, or cross-burnings.  Amazingly, he preached…