There is a huge fissure in the social fabric. Indeed there is, on the part of some, an inability to even see the social fabric.
I think I understand
what is happening
in our land.
It's the solution
that evades me.
To those who cry for personal freedom and decry efforts, of whatever type, to care for our brothers and sisters (the least among us, the excluded, the poor, the sick, the illegal immigrant, those who cover their heads or use a different name for god, those who ask simply to marry the one they love), selfishness is a god, not freedom. But they don't seem to see that.
What pains me most, what makes it nearly impossible to write at all, is this deeply ingrained selfishness and greed, which asserts that individuals are somehow "free" when they most disregard their fellow human beings. Oh, I'm sure they wouldn't see it that way. They think of themselves as fine, upstanding patriots - who are only interested in urging others to "stand up" and "fend for themselves". Yes, they would say this to the sick and the lame and the poor and the downtrodden.
They would tell them, without performing any miracle, to "take up your bed and walk" - something that Jesus is described as saying. But when Jesus said it, there was a gift of healing.
This is my dilemma. This is a source of great suffering to me.
I am at a loss
to get across
who are the haves and have mores
that we are put
upon this earth
And if you are reading this - and you fail to understand my suffering or what I've written - then please... this is not the blog for you to comment on. Because apparently your heart seems unable to open up. And that is exactly what is paining me. Truly.
How do we first get people to open their hearts? This is breaking my own heart!
To dwell with the suffering,
in the suffering,
that is sometimes all we can do.
if enough of us are willing to dwell there,
it will become some kind of black hole -
which pulls others
Peace upon all.