Wednesday, January 23, 2013

such are my prayers this morning, anyway

Okay --I knew it all along. But it came clear as light.

The Rabid Right, who claim to worry about the "growing deficit" for the sake of the generations to come, don't really worry about the generations to come at all.

If they did, they wouldn't block alternative and self-sustaining energy sources; they wouldn't block protecting our world from greater and greater pollution; they wouldn't block health care and education for all children; they wouldn't block even moderate gun control laws.... They wouldn't so greedily and so readily send the children (but not theirs) to war.

All they really care about is the bottom dollar --as it feels in their hands. If they really cared about the generations to come, they wouldn't be doing what they are doing --which is only securing the future of a few --and doing so at the expense of everything else... including this, out Mother Earth.

Their actions tell the story about their true motives....

Budget.

Guns.

Blatant racist commentary that strikes to the bone.

Destruction and stalemate, instead of cooperation and compromise.

Climate and pollution.

--oh, and just why are they scared of the U.N.? --because the U.N. priorities seem to be pollution, economic justice, peace, and providing energy, food and water to all people.

Need I go on?

At prayer this morning (Ephesians 5:1)

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Imitators of God.
Beloved children --all of us.
Live in love --sacrificial love.

There we are.
Well, such are my prayers this morning, anyway.

2 comments:

Ann said...

Read more about this at Episcopal Café. White gloves or boxing gloves?

it's margaret said...

Not satisfied with either set, Ann.... perhaps a monstrance or two..... without gloves or veil....

But West is my hero, for sure. And I hope his comments sink deep in to Obama's (and everyone else's) prayers.