"Our Dark Side"
By punkpriest on April 13, 2014
April 13, Palm Sunday, Isa. 50:4-9; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26: 14-27:66
Holy Week reveals our darkside. We enter the City praising God with Jesus and then desert him on Good Friday--but he is faithful and true to his word--he dies and rises believing in us.
Holy Week is about looking at our darkness--we can ignore the needs of our friends, we can walk down the street and pass by person after person who is hungry and not see them, we can turn our eye to evictions, worry about our bank account. In otherwords we only think of ourselves and those like us.
Holy Week calls us to repentance--for repentance means saying good-bye to the old self and leaving an entrance for God to act, to bring morning to the soul. It means opening our hearts to everyone.
This Holy Week I am focusing on the story of the "Velveteen Rabbit" and my prayer is that I can become more tattered in loving others. I invite you to become more tattered. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!
Veganism by Dr. Will Tuttle
The roots of our crises lie in our dinner plates. Our inherited food choices bind us to an obsolete mentality that inexorably undermines our happiness, intelligence, and freedom. Turning away is no longer an option. We are all related.