Tag Archives: hunger

Falling Short

“I often fall short of my own standards.” Senator John McCain There is a desperation in the faces of the boys reaching upward. It is I’m certain how Senator McCain sometimes feels when he falls off his own path; yet he courageously gets back up and trudges back to the path of his own standards […]

Right to Life

Cancer, diabetes, bipolar, addictions, pre-existing conditions. Who cares if we live or die as long we’re no longer in the womb.   Seniors and the poor face higher costs and less coverage; babies born sick get none. Where has compassion gone? Is this still my country?   People in the top 1% of wealth get […]

When We Judge

In Matthew 7, Jesus begins by telling us (his disciples) not to judge others; it is the introduction and topic of the entire chapter. When he uses the metaphor of the log and the splinter, he is not saying get rid of the log so that we can judge the speck. If we think that, […]

Lectio Divina

The Lord’s Prayer Redux Matthew 6:9-13 Oh, my sweet, heavenly Father, I gaze upon and am marveled by Your creation and glory this morning. The symmetry and patterns of a single leaf are revealed in the rising of Your sun.   Please let Your kingdom come upon this tired, fearful, broken, violent earth just as […]

NIMBY

Not In My Back Yard Definition from Wikipedia: NIMBY (an acronym for the phrase “Not In My Back Yard“), is a pejorative characterization of opposition by residents to a proposal for a new development because it is close to them, often with the connotation that such residents believe that the developments are needed in society […]