I spied this small angel in a doorway in Rockport today.. For whatever reason, memories of “The Angelus” came flooding back.. I’m pretty sure that at least for some of our years at St Patrick’s, especially with Sister Deirdre a first generation Irish Immigrant, we said The Angelus prior to lunch time. Given the rumbling tummies at that time of day, I’m not certain that many of us were ever very present to this lovely prayer. Still and all - that memory stuck with me all this time and popped out in front of this little guy..
"What does it mean that, on the whole, Church has become one of the last bastions of bigotry in a country celebrating love and equality today? What does it mean that secular government led the way to equality and love while the Church has dragged its feet and thrown temper tantrums?"
~ Via AZspot ~
Yes, they took down that hateful rag. You can’t even buy it now.
And yes, after hundreds of years of discrimination, marriage is marriage - love is love for everyone in this country.
But it’s never over.
Vigilance is required, because even now, the darker angels of our nature are hard at work, plotting to drag it all back into bigotry and ignorance.
(The White House Facebook Profile Picture)
The Supreme Court of the United States of America
has so ordered that Gay Marriage is now
the law of the land.
Another bit of bigotry and ignorance that has been for so long papered over by
words like tradition, morality, and most of all, "religious beliefs"
tumbles to the ground in a heap.
“The arc of the moral universe is long,
but it bends towards
~ MLK Jr. ~
other people’s lives are distressed wood tables set with artisanal dinnerware
other people’s lives are positively glowing
other people’s lives are fully stocked and neatly arranged by color and size
other people’s lives are interesting, attractive friends eating interesting, attractive food
other people’s lives are rare and beautiful flowers, artfully arranged
why isn’t yours?