I think I understand
what is happening
in our land.
It's the solution
that evades me.
To those who cry for personal freedom and decry efforts, of whatever type, to care for our brothers and sisters (the least among us, the excluded, the poor, the sick, the illegal immigrant, those who cover their heads or use a different name for god, those who ask simply to marry the one they love), selfishness is a god, not freedom. But they don't seem to see that.
What pains me most, what makes it nearly impossible to write at all lately, is this deeply ingrained selfishness and greed, which asserts that individuals are somehow "free" when they most disregard their fellow human beings. Oh, I'm sure they wouldn't see it that way. They think of themselves as fine, upstanding patriots - who are only interested in urging others to "stand up" and "fend for themselves". Yes, they would say this to the sick and the lame and the poor and the downtrodden. They would tell them, without performing any miracle, to "take up your bed and walk" - something that Jesus is described as saying. But when Jesus said it, there was a gift of healing.
I am at a loss
to get across
who are the haves and have mores
that we are put
upon this earth
How do we first get people to open their hearts? This is breaking my own heart!
Peace upon all.To dwell with the suffering,
in the suffering,
that is sometimes all we can do.
if enough of us are willing to dwell there,
it will become some kind of black hole -
which pulls others