Monday, July 25, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
They don't treat their medical needs by following the medical practices of 2000 years ago. Why do they treat their spiritual needs by following the spiritual practices of 2000 years ago?
If god's word doesn't change, how can he speak to me in my ever changing world?
Monday, July 11, 2005
The two events are not equal in impact or in horror. The fire at the church was quickly extinguished, and no one was killed. But nonetheless, the motives were the same. To terrorize innocent people into not standing up for what they believe in. My heart goes out to the members of the Middlebrook church. I don't know if their church was actively involved in marriage equality, or even how their representatives voted on the issue. But they are suffering on my behalf, and I appreciate it.
A Londoner set up a website called http://www.werenotafraid.com/ as a way to show the world that terrorist would not change the way people lead their lives. It is a very moving site.
I stand with the Londoners and with church in Middlebrook.
We're not afraid.
Friday, July 08, 2005
As people say, we are all Londoners today. There is something so foundational to me about London. When I stood before the tomb of the first Queen Elizabeth, I don't know why I burst into tears, except that it felt like the beginning place of so much that we love and hold dear.
Two friends from England were visiting us a few years ago, not long after 911, and as we were talking about New York, I just started crying. They were very supportive and sweet; and now I think about them being in the same emotional place.
I found this picture on Flickr, and I think it is so evocative of the Brits. Polite and generous, yet sturdy and brave. The thing that makes my heart swell is the resilience of the Londoners. They are indeed a "plucky lot," and I am proud to count them as part of my ancestral heritage.
There are more photos on Flickr of the bombings in London if you are interested in seeing pictures taken by non-news folks who happened to be there. Just click on "london sign, by wildfalcon," and poke around a little.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
My favorite was Julian, who is just four, and who wanted to jump. And jump he did to thunderous applause.
It was a great day to be with friends.