All tagged Engagement

Love and Power

The way we respond in crisis has the opportunity to be powerful, if we hold on to love while doing so. It’s so easy to respond to the hatred around us with anger that gives rise to condemnation, that causes us to contemplate revenge. In spite of an ongoing commitment to nonviolence, a commitment to restoration, a commitment to love, practicing this is not easy.

To News or Not to News?

Each day as I open the computer, look at my emails and peruse the latest news I never know what to expect; in any case, on any day, certainly the news will not be good. The days blend into one other with ongoing reports of violence, retaliation, political upheaval, attacks on innocent people and general unrest. In times such as these apathy or disillusionment are constant enticements. I have determined not to succumb to these insidious temptations. Remaining steadfast in light of renewed rockets and retaliations, leaders spewing hatred, and polarized rhetoric I sometimes wonder if its better not to know.