So tomorrow's St. Patrick's day. It's also Bayard Rustin's birthday, which is much closer to my heart. I'm going to read some of his writings. Maybe some birthday cake on the Justice Altar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayard_Rustin
A stirring and true sermon for troubled times.
On the Justice Altar tonight.
Lord, it looks like the tide is turning at last against gun violence in Florida. Whether Brian Mast wins or loses, let him show millions of conservative Americans the way to gun safety, to peace in our schools and streets.
Just a little check-in with this ruby/fuchsite sphere on my justice altar. Today I could see nothing but pairs of eyes looking back. https://t.co/K96VAqGp58
As a Christian this makes me so happy.
THIS is how we keep America great. Listen to the rainbow...
Composing a Justice Altar liturgy to start _next_ Saturday, including this from the Book of Common Prayer:
"O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love
our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth:
deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in...
your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Wisdom and repentance must precede reconciliation, though.
While I was looking for pictures of Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, I came across this article in Spanish: the announcement of the death of Fernando Bustamante Morales, the man who tragically struck him down in 1919. Details not only of Mr. Morales' passing, but also of the death of Dr. Hernandez, even to drawings of the accident and a map of Caracas showing the route from the scene of the accident to the hospital where Venerable Dr. Hernandez died.
How amazing the world is!
I wonder if "He knows those who take refuge in them" better than they know themselves. How many of us have a mansion prepared for us in heaven that we can walk into at any time, and don't even know we have the keys?
You are never alone because God is always watching over you. Because you trust in him, he will never abandon you. May this verse bring you joy and optimism!
Today's glitter. h/t Elissa Warmack
Whoo - goosebumps: "Unless we see that Jesus’ cross is supposed to show us God’s solidarity with those whom we hate and fear, we cannot be saved by it." Specifically in the context of lynchings and the murder of sexual minorities. Here's the source.
Does Mister Rogers belong on your justice altar? I'm seriously thinking of adding him to mine.