Finding our way to The Way one situation at a time. I don't know how great it will be, but I expect it will be interesting, and I look forward to it going on past all reason because wonder is just that way. Are you coming or not?
Freedom/Liberty, Truth, Justice, Equality
are the Four Pillars of Democracy.
And Freedom/Liberty is always
being sacrificed in favor
of the other three.
We restrain, restrict, deny ourselves
in serving Truth, Justice and Equality.
We let our claims to what we want go
in honor of everyone's rights
to Truth, Justice and Equality.
We even sacrifice our right to Freedom/Liberty
that others might be free.
"All for one, one for all"!
Refusing to acknowledge/respect/honor that
is the first step toward fascism.
And it all goes toward
"Me and those like me!"
faster than time can record.
And so the need for
in which to see what's what,
especially in our own heart,
and do what needs to be done about it,
before things get out of hand.
Calling ourselves back into the service
of Freedom/Liberty, Truth, Justice, Equality
is an ongoing and everlasting requirement
of those whose allegiance is to Democracy
at all costs forever.
I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing.
I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.
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Especially in our own heart!
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