March 20-A, 2023

Tracks and Trestle 09/21/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park, Alberta
We work to keep it going
for the good of all concerned.
The good of all
is our social contract
with one another.

It is essential that we make it,
and keep it--no matter what.
No matter what we think of each other,
we work to keep it going
for the good of all concerned.

We do not evaluate the value
of one another--
we recognize and embrace the value
of all.
Everyone is of value!
And equally deserving
of the good of all.

To demean and despise the value
and rights of Trans Children,
as the Mississippi Legislature has done,
is a despicable desecration
of the social contract
that we all must acknowledge
and uphold.

Democracy is a gift
that flows around the circle
from each one of us in the circle,
and we must all do our part
in sustaining and maintaining
the gift of democracy
by acknowledging and honoring
our duty to one another 
to keep it going
for the good of all concerned.

This is basic humanity,
human decency,
extended to one another
over the entire course
of our life together.


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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