December 07-B, 2022

Rocky Mountain Autumn 09/22/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Jasper National Park, Alberta
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.

Democracy demands/requires,
"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!"
after that
faster than time can record.

And so the need for
emptiness/stillness/silence
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.

Published by jimwdollar

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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