Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 23–Justice: Naturally

Justice shows up naturally.  In everything that I want and need for myself, I know in some respect what you want and need for yourself.  I can even make the assumption that the things that I need and want for … Continue reading

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January 22–Justice: How it shows up

Justice as a human movement toward every one having what they need to survive and thrive shows up in interesting ways.  Rumi calls justice “bestowing bounty in its proper places.” Justice shows up naturally.  In everything that I know I … Continue reading

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January 16–Justice: Democracy

Tending to our American democracy is more difficult than any of us imagine. At its core, democracy as we practice it is founded on inalienable rights–life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as the Declaration of Independence affirms, but the … Continue reading

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January 15–Justice: MLK National Holiday

Forty years ago, I was a senior in high school.  What I “knew” about Martin Luther King, Jr was that he was a “trouble-maker” and “a communist.”  Mostly, I didn’t have many thoughts about him at all, but when his … Continue reading

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January 11–Justice: Kindness

Kindness is more important than wisdom,  and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Rubin Often, we think of wisdom as taking whatever knowledge we have gained and turning it into some sort of life practice.  I … Continue reading

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January 10–Justice: Where to start

This past Sunday, Rev. Jan shared a spiritual practice with us that she learned to do at the beginning of any and every other spiritual practice.  It reminded me immediately of one that I learned years ago.  At the very … Continue reading

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January 9–Justice: Anger and Fear

“Where there is anger, there is always fear.”  This was the theme of an episode of the PBS long running series Call the Midwife. It is an observation about human life echoed by other observers.  Ekhart Tolle says: “Where there is … Continue reading

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January 5–Justice: Bestowing Bounty, revisited

Rumi calls justice “bestowing bounty in its proper place.”  I find that a powerful phrase to hold in mind and heart as I consider any sort of justice work that I give myself to.  In some real sense, those who … Continue reading

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January 4–Justice: Conditions

As I ponder justice, I keep encountering all of the conditions that seem to be in place whenever human beings speak of justice, injustice and social justice. There are the conditions that the suffering person is in. When we can … Continue reading

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January 3–Justice: Bestowing Bounty

What is justice? Giving water to trees. What is injustice? To give water to thorns. Justice consists in bestowing bounty in its proper place, not on every root that will absorb water. – Rumi Poetry invites, incites, and implicates.  At … Continue reading

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