Speak to us of justice.
Speak to us of truth.
Speak to us of healing.
For so long
we have labored
under rules and regulations
not fit for human consumption
but didn’t see what other choice we had.
Church and government hold us
to policy and practice wholly not
fit for the matters of the heart.
It is no wonder, we lose hope.
Lose faith. And turn to vice for comfort.
Lady of Love
show us how we,
though burdened by beasts
we do not even know the names of
may continue to love regardless.
Our little flames sometimes
grow tired and we think…
oh what good does my little light do
in the valley of darkness?
But then we remember that together
our lights will light the way
and that no matter how bleak
it sometimes seems, and sometimes is…
We have to reach for love anyway.
We have to call out to God anyway.
We have to reach out our hands to one another anyway.
We have to pray…anyway.
December 15, 2010
Dear Ones, I am at the kitchen table drinking a late afternoon cup of coffee and pondering how to love, anyway. When I consider not loving because things are so tough, then I think, well that won’t do will it? How can it be that statistics of violence and pornography and child prostitution are getting worse? It is hard to wrap ones mind and heart around and so I just continue to pray and pray.
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Blessings to you today…bright cheer to you and your home…pray anyway!
yes i will. yes i do. our lady listens. i have to believe.
i am praying with you shiloh!!!!
Hi Honey – One thing I want to add is a reminder about love. When there’s a question of whether on not to love, really it’s the person who is doing the loving that has a full and (mostly) happy heart. Whoever or whatever is being loved won’t necessarily be affected, but your loving will affect every moment that you’re spending in that space of love. And when YOU are in love – it’s a powerful thing! XO
OH!! Blessings back to you and to all of us. I am sure that our prayers and blessings are so important now. NOW when so many turn away from the sagging, broken table of “vice”-we are so weary and let our prayers rise up like blessed warm steam on a cold and harsh morning welcoming all who felt weighed down by statisitics and stories. Let our prayers and songs and paintings and clothes and food and curtains sing out our songs and our love and our trust that the love in our hearts is felt and recognized.
Shiloh, I was just discussing this with a mentor of mine . . . how this healing business is not for sissies, and how I fall down again and again and I begin to wonder if all the scrapes on my knees are getting me anywhere, not to mention . . . my knees hurt! What she said has echoed in my ears and makes sense to me . . . that the energy of my own healing ripples out and facilitates healing for others. Maybe my healing will make it energetically easier for someone else to conquer their own pain and loss. I guess that was enough to shift my whining. Intellectually, I get it, but something sunk in just a bit deeper when I heard it this particular way. When I think about being knocked around for a bigger cause . . . to help others . . . suddenly my energy shifts to that of a warrior and I know I can handle this and that it does make a difference and at the end of the day, I will still fall on my scraped and bruised knees and ask for help and guidance and protection. The difference I guess is that now, I feel I have a duty not only to myself but to all the others that are wounded and hurting . . . it is my responsibility to do the work and to keep doing the work! It helps to know we are on our knees together . . . praying and loving ourselves and others into a better world. amen.
I love you Shiloh!