Tag: mercy

Tuesday’s Temptation:  Mercilessness

Tuesday’s Temptation: Mercilessness

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I just saw on the news today that the justice department, under Donald Trump, is now arguing that employers can fire LGBTQ folks.  There are no protections afforded to the queer community. "The question came up this week, when a lawyer for Trump's Department of Justice argued that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ Americans from being fired because of their sexual orientation—a complete reversal of the government's position on such matters under previous presidents."  Yahoo News. Hell.  We knew there were no protections for us.  Now we know that the government is going to make sure of it.  I am not really outraged by this administration.  I am wounded to my core.  The cause of my woundedness is not necessarily the evil that is happening in Washington, D.C. but in my lov
Daily Practice 2017.09.28 – Where will you travel today?

Daily Practice 2017.09.28 – Where will you travel today?

Meditation September 30th, we are having the online event, 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC). This is a worldwide event of local poets and artists coming together to share their work regarding peace, sustainability, social justice, or similar topics. Beguine Again and The BeZine will have the live event at https://thebezine.com. You can put your work on your own blog and link it through at The BeZine or you can simply add your work in the comments at The BeZine. Peace, sustainability and social justice are the themes set for global 100TPC by cofounders Michael Rothenburg and Terri Carrion when the event was first started in 2011. The number of events for 2017 is pretty high! Today's "photo" is a map of the worldwide events. This project is also being archived at Harvard, so you would b
Prayerful Tuesday: Praying Through Poetry

Prayerful Tuesday: Praying Through Poetry

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First, my computer has passed on to its next life so I'm using my phone to do this post. Phones are amazing. However writing blog post on them is a little challenging! Yesterday, Charleena Lyalls  was killed by Seattle police officers. It is yet another name in a long list of names of African-American people who have reached out to police for help and instead been killed. I know there will be no justice for Charleena  and her family because the laws in Washington protect officers in shooting situations. I believe the law states that there has to be intentional malice.  But I'm not an expert. Hold Charleena Lyalls in your heart and watch this slam poet, Chris Lilley, and align yourself with all that is love and ask yourself what is the most loving action? What is the most merciful thi