Friday, May 22, 2015
What is infinitely more interesting, however, is not how far we have taken ourselves from what was intended, but how powerful and unrelenting our yearning remains even now in spite of all the water under the bridge... Our soul sings when properly reminded of the courage and goodness for which we were made and we weep when we look upon our moments of failure. Hallelujah, for by this we know that the heart of our maker lives. It still pounds within us: muffled, neglected, stifled, denied and stricken. And yet beating, wooing, yearning, weeping. Who we truly are and were meant to be is evidenced more by our yearnings than by our history. This is the grace of God that even now he sets before us a pathway to courage and boldness of heart.
-Gary Haugen, Just Courage
Yesterday, just next to our high school where right now I have 2 kids, 2 black men were shot by a police man for trying to steal some beer and then being belligerent with a skateboard. Hopefully they will live.
Today, hundreds of boat people with no country languish waiting for a place to land.
Injustice seems to be everywhere.
Lord have mercy