Having compassion

During the next four years, something will happen that will make Donald Trump look as though he let down the American people. It happened to President Obama, such as Benghazi, the IRS Tea Party investigations, and the NSA surveillance revelations. There have also been senior administration officials who misbehaved in office. Such incidents occur in […]

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Love drives out fears

How do we come together, especially after we have disagreed in a non-loving way? We start with Love. Rev. William Barber preaches this message. He speaks out against those who would oppress and invites them to join in a loving fusion coalition. How do we address fear? We start with Love.

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How could they vote for…..????

Sometimes, in the midst of partisan attacks, you can’t believe that anyone could support the “other” side. How could they support {the other candidate}??? The real question is, have you *really* tried to understand what the “other” side fears? What are their concerns? How have they lost under the present system? There have been many lies […]

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We must be the Good in the world

“Good” and “Evil” are not some mysterious forces “out there” that come and afflict us. God and the devil are not in some big battle for our souls or the universe. We have free will, and with free will comes the possibility that people will act in egregious ways. James Luther Adams wrote “we deny the […]

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When the oppressed become oppressors…

Oppression is a violation of human rights. No person has the right to act in a way that is intended to make others fearful of them. No one has the right to deny others the freedoms expressed in our Constitution. The white supremacists who gathered at Stone Mountain on April 23, 2016, have despicable views on […]

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Love your enemies?

How can we love our enemies without becoming enemies ourselves? How so we stand up to hate without becoming haters ourselves? In Luke 6:27-28, Jesus says: “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”  We […]

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Thank you, Donald

There are many fears, on all sides, that have come to the surface. For this, Donald Trump has done us a favor that we can receive with gratitude (but “thanks” is not a vote). Hearts and minds can remain entrenched in narrow hateful thinking if left alone. But when things get stirred up, when the fears […]

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