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Bad Freedom

Freedom is more than a matter of aimless choice. It is not enough to affirm my liberty by choosing “something.” I must use and develop my freedom by choosing something good.

Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island, “Conscience, Freedom, and Prayer”

A so-called freedom
Riling people up
To tote their guns
And speak their hate

Bound by their forgetfulness
That the meek shall inherit the earth
And peacemakers be called the children of God

May they remember


Grace and peace to you…
dw

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Life with the Darkness Gone

Life: that’s what we all hunger for, wait for always,

whether we keep coming back to places like church to find it or whether we avoid places like church like the plague as the last places on earth to find it:

both delivered in part and derelict in part, immigrants and mongrels all of us.

It’s life as we’ve never really known it but only dreamed it that we wait for.

Life with each other, Life for each other.

Life with the darkness gone.

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “Delay”

Jesus, you said

I am the Light of the world
I am the way, the truth, and the life
I came that they might have life abundantly
My joy I give to you

May your words prevail this day
in my life
and in our world

Light shining in the darkness,
the darkness not prevailing

May it be


Grace and peace to you…

dw

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