Dixie Darr

Yesterday was Not a Good Example

In spirituality on June 15, 2017 at 7:33 am

I spent most of my life in a bad mood. Getting older and menopause have helped to alleviate this and let me see more than a faint glow of hope around the edges of despair.

Our current political situation threatens to extinguish that light. Yesterday’s dual mass shootings moved us a little closer to darkness. Suddenly republicans were blaming “the left” for inciting violence by criticizing their repressive and regressive regime.

As if the man in the White House hadn’t spent the past year practically begging his followers to beat, kill, or maim anyone who opposed him. As if republicans haven’t taken every opportunity to keep guns—all guns and as many as possible—available even to people who clearly shouldn’t have them.

They really piss me off.

NOW they’re concerned because a gun was turned on some of their own. I’ll bet they’re not concerned enough to vote against the NRA, the biggest terrorist organization in the world.

Some days the only light I see is the resistance movement, the mobilization of progressives against republicans and the man in the White House, the hope that his/their flagrant corruption and disregard of what’s best for the country will end.

Author L.R. Knost says “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. said “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

On good days, I take refuge in messages like these. On bad days, I remind myself that the fact that someone said it and believes it doesn’t make it so.

So I pray, “Make it so.”

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