Archive for April 18, 2009
Some say that there is a Flying Spaghetti Monster and that He is the creator of all things that exist. However, I sought the faith of the Pastafarians and learned that he did not exist. Oh well!
What is the ultimate reality? We do not know. All we have is faith. That question has me stumped and stumped for a lifetime.
Our times are indeed dire, and foretold, and unfortunately there is little we can do to forestall the immediate crisis that confronts us.
However, we find ourselves at this moment in history for very simple reasons.
As I have said before, I am not religious. And yet I have found justice, compassion, and wisdom in the thoughts and writings of many historical religious, philosophical, and political figures.
And one of the saddest realities we face today is that so many of these wise men and women have already delivered most all the answers we seek.
Peace. Justice. Humility. Compassion. The willingness to stand for good when all others stand against it.
These are not new answers my friends, but amongst the oldest recorded. And when we abandon our most precious treasures of wisdom, we will suffer their warning.
But hope can never be lost. And there are times when suffering gives way to new understanding, and new opportunities to right the wrongs of the past, and boldly forge a more just and prosperous future for all.
I cannot help but hope that this is one of those times.
May the light of compassion always bless our great nation”