John Lewis’ Last Message

"The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it." ― John Lewis

The above quotation is excerpted from “Together, You can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation” by John Lewis, published in the New York Times on July 30, 2020, the day of his funeral.

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The Mind Loves Its Sleep

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” 
― C.G. Jung, The Philosophical Tree

At the Women’s Spiritual Growth Group the other week, we chewed over the questions, Cosmically speaking, where are we headed? Is creation on a trajectory, or are we all just wandering around killing time? Are we going somewhere good, or will it be more like Armageddon followed by nothingness?

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Pandemic Pietá

I’m at the front of the checkout line at the local drug store, just behind the yellow line, sporting my cherry print pandemic mask. The customer standing at the counter clutches the handles of his rollator—a walker with a seat. He looks to be in his 50’s, but he might be younger. Scraggly beard and hair, a leather pouch with a shoulder strap tucked under one arm. He looks worn down.

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