Tag: Politics

Ricochet

A River of Stones, aros, Poetry, Politics
shots ricochet at the grocery store.  fear wins. ~Terri Stewart January, 2011 A Small Stone     I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Gandhi       It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me.  It's the one that says "To whom it may concern."  ~Anonymous Belfast resident, quoted in London Guardian, 1991    Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti       One hates wh

What do you mean rising from the dead is not enough?

Christianity, Lenten Journey Participants, Luke, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
Lenten Reflection Jesus said to the Pharisees: "There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. … But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.' He said, 'Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' Then Abraham said, 'If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.' -Luke 16:19-31 Thoughts I am especially caught by the line “neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.”  Hello!  This is the story of Jesus!  A

Pharisees v. Jesus

Christianity, Healthcare, Lenten Journey Participants, Politics, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
pharisee while the pharisees smoke cigars and drink appletinis in the oval office amma is saying goodbye to her children please don't be bitter that i have gone. it's not the doctor's fault. take care of each other. you are all you have. know that i love you. I will always be with you. be good citizens. i will see you again. above all, love each other. the pharisees laugh at the joke. Lenten Reflection Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people's shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move t