Where is the medicine for this moment?
These are crass and ironic times, when the tragedies of millions of lives, of people fleeing their homes in terror, are reduced to a simplistic candy analogy. Where is the medicine?
When day after day after horrific day, another black man lies dead in the streets, the evidence of his murder caught on camera, and no one is brought to justice. Where is the medicine?
When the nations of people who first lived upon this land call for a halt to the destruction of the land and water, and the response is to bulldoze the graves of their ancestors. Where is the medicine?
The tides of hate and selfishness and division have risen, and those who See must come together in these times to pray, to hold council, to stand against all that tears at the fabric of our common humanity. When history looks back at us, let it not be said that we sat quietly by while our sisters and brothers were subjected to hate and horror and terror.
Today is the International Day of Peace. What will be your prayer for peace today? How will you put hands and feet on your prayer? What medicine will you be for this moment?
1. The praying mantis who hung upside down with her hands held way out before her, like she was waiting for high fives.
2. Those golden clouds at dusk last night.
3. Young possum with a pink nose and white mask and black twinkly eyes, out searching for late night snacks.
4. Daily practice.
5. The peacebuilders. You. All of us together, working it out, watching, working. We are not alone.
May we walk in Beauty!