April 23-B, 2023

Peyto Lake 01 Oil Paint Rendered — Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta
If the good we call good were good,
and if the right we call right were right,
societies around the world 
would be equitable,
racism and sexism, etc.
would not exist,
and everyone would live 
in the service of the best interest
of one another.

Third World countries
would not be ransacked and vandalized
by the rich and powerful nations,
and the dregs of humanity
would fare much better
at the hands or the well-to-do.

We don't have to look closely
to expose the fraudulent nature
of the good we call good
and the right we call right. 

Who are we kidding?
Only ourselves.
What do we do about it?
Who are we kidding?
We like things just as they are.

Turning things around
begins with seeing things as they are.
When it doesn't pay to look.


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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