• Apparitions,  Divine intervention,  Evil,  Free Will,  Gandhi,  Good,  Martin Luther King,  Mother Mary,  Mother Teresa,  Prayer,  Right action,  so below,  Tubman

    Prayer & Free Will

    After a lot of reading this week, I had a very important insight.  I finally realized why it is so important that we pray. The Holy One sees all the many, many things that are “wrong” in this world.  Quite a few of you, no doubt, wonder why it is that Divinity allows so many evil things to happen.  The answer comes in two short words: free will.  God is not permitted to intercede because we’ve been given the gift of free will. Although it may seem as though things are beyond our control, the fact is, many of us have stopped trying because we feel so overwhelmed.  It’s like,…

  • Activist,  Being a light,  Confessions,  Despair,  Gandhi,  Holding pain,  M. L. King,  Prayer,  Spiritual warriors,  Transformation,  Volcano,  World-weary

    Confessions of a World-Weary Pilgrim

    Those of you who know me, know that I tend to focus on the positive.  Partly, it is simply my nature and partly it’s because I believe it is better for all of us to choose joy.  But there are other reasons.  One is: I cannot hold too much pain.  If I were to try, I know that one problem too many stuffed into this human frame would cause deep ruptures and, like a volcano, my heart would split at the seams pouring forth all this red hot molten lava. That may sound terribly melodramatic, but I can think of no other metaphor that feels so apt.  This world is…