A reality-based blog by Stephen Saperstein FrugStill hoping for a eucatastrophe.
On behalf of Protestantism, Happy New Year!
Hello Stephen -- sorry to have disappeared from your blog. I got absurdly busy. And I'd come to the end of what I wanted to contribute to our previous discussion since I wasn't going to go out and actualize anything, so it was a lttle silly for me to keep talking big.Anyway, I hope you don't mind if I share here something I've been hanging on to to give myself hope for the last dismal week:The day has comeTo take an accounting of my life.Have I dreamed of lateOf the person I want to be,Of the changes I would makeIn my daily habits,In the way I am with others,In the friendship I show companions,Woman friends, man friends, my partner,In the regard I show my father and mother,Who brought me out of childhood?I have remained enchained too often to less than what I am.But the day has come to take an accounting of my life.Have I renewed of lateMy vision of the world I want to live in,Of the changes I would makeIn the way my friends are with each otherThe way we find out whom we loveThe way we grow to educate peopleThe way in which the many kinds of needy peopleGrope their way to justice?(from The Wings of Awe, A Machzor for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations, Washington, D.C.)In time of distress at the injustice around me, I must try to allow renewed vision to come to the surface.
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