Wednesday, June 30, 2010

People of God

These words came alive for me following Vatican II. Christ left the entire creation in our keeping. Unless we follow Christ's example we cannot hope to build a better world. Would have been about the time Amy and Jaime were born. Though the encyclical. Mystical Body of Christ was known many years prior.

Teresa of Avila said
Christ has no body now on earth but ours,
no hands, but ours,
no feet, but ours,
Ours are the eyes through which to view
Christ's compassion,
Ours are the feet with which
He is to go about doing good,
Ours are the hands with which He Blesses Us, Now.

Perhaps we need spend less time worshipping Jesus,
which He never wanted,
and start Emulating Jesus
for which he pleads
despite the mandate of the Hierarchy

Quote: Sr. Joan Chittester, Benedictine

As Adrian Rich wrote once, “Every time a woman speaks the truth, she makes space for
every woman after her to do the same.”

Hieroglyphic Stairway

I thought it interesting that Ian Stewart, Chris & Patty's son, was a single response I received on this piece when sent out as an email. This is a legitimate question. What did we do? The environment and its preservation has been a primary issue in Bruce and my life. We respect life, all of God's Creation. We choose to live moderately.

Hieroglyphic Stairway

it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?

what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?

as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?

did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?

what did you do