Jan 1, 2020

WHY YET ANOTHER BLOG?

This BLOG is my attempt to make a difference. The world and many people find themselves in places of injustice and suffering. It is in those kind of places that I hope to make a difference. And, while I know the limitations of words, perhaps even lessened via this media, I offer the words herein as a message of hope for the hopeless and those in despair.

My dream is that we as humanity will find the way to live in just peace--the wholeness and fullness of life where injustice is a distant memory and our bodies, minds, and spirits will know the wellness of shalom. (1)

Thus, with all the people in mind who struggle or experience loss due to injustice and the brokenness each of us are part of, I lift up the oppressed:
people of color
women
people in poverty and need
people in developing and third world contexts
the LGBTQX community and each therein
immigrants
people fleeing their homes to find a better life
victims and survivors of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse
people with illness
people who are chronically ill
people who are terminally ill
people who suffer from mental illness and cognitive loss
people who are in any way disabled
people who suffer for what they believe and their counter cultural values
for the white, wealthy, males who are driven by greed and the need for power
and need to be the agents of change
for all who claim the same Mother, EARTH,
breathe the same air,
and share in the woven tapestry that makes us human
for you all, for you each,
this is for you.


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(1). Many are familiar with the Hebrew word shalom or “peace.” The common western definition of peace is — the absence of conflict or war — but in Hebrew it means so much more. Although it can describe the absence of war, a majority of biblical references refer to an inner completeness and tranquility. “Shalom” is taken from the root word shalam, which means, “to be safe in mind, body, or estate.” It speaks of completeness, fullness, or a type of wholeness that encourages you to give back — to generously re-pay something in some way. True biblical shalom refers to an inward sense of completeness or wholeness.