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Reflecting on Sacred Responses to Taxes

Reflecting on Sacred Responses to Taxes

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Yes. You read that right. I am writing this on April 15th in response to a sacred response to taxes that I found written by Diana Butler Bass on Twitter. I am sharing it here: She prays as she mails her taxes. (Prayer below). I wonder what our world would be like if we approached even taxes as a sacred response? Thank you, God, that we live in a nation wise enough to understand that when we share goods we create more good, especially for the poor, those suffering, and those in need. Multiply this tax payment so hungry people will be fed, prisoners will be treated justly, students educated, our parks and natural resources cared for.Lift my heart toward gratitude today. That my family can contribute to the good of this land. That we have a small part in making a great country. Forgive...
Daily Practice for 2016.01.28

Daily Practice for 2016.01.28

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "forgiveness" from Judi to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! I am inspired by the music of Amy Winehouse, the poetry of Maya Angelou, and sacred words from C. Joybell C. and Jewel. I have done forgiveness retreats with incarcerated youth and adults. Our focus is not only on forgiveness of others, but on forgiving ourselves. I find that is the hardest work! Usually, the retreat progress emotionally to the pinnacle of release and there are tears present when the letting go happens. Until one time it was different. There was an emotional progression then the pinnacle of release happened and it was as if someone popped a balloon and joy h
Daily Practice for 2016.01.27

Daily Practice for 2016.01.27

Word I am focusing on using people's vision words for 2016 for a few daily prayers. Today, I am using "yearning" from Gill to guide my selections. If you share your word, I will use it over the next few days! I am inspired by the haunting music of Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley, the poetry of Robert Frost, and sacred words from Aldous Huxley. Years ago, in a philosophy of anthropology class, we were attempting to define what it means to be human. To yearn for something beyond yourself became one of the cornerstones of what is constitutive of being human. There is something within us that allows us to imagine possibilities beyond what is quantitatively predicted. We have all heard the amazing stories of rags to riches! I have a friend who grew up in a difficult situation eventually becom