Sidewalk Bends

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Invite Others into Your Home

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Invite them into your home. Invite others into your heart. Do not close the door. Open the gates wide that they should be welcomed with open arms. Do not close the shutters and hide yourself away. Celebrate! Celebrate as if a marching band is marching through your living room.

Take notice in the joy,  and dwell not on each one’s imperfections. Worry not about what path they have on but instead journey together. Bring others into your home and take notice.

Come down from the roof tops and take notice.

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August 2, 2013 at 5:44 am

Remembering Humanity

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Osama bin Laden How can we celebrate and exult in jubilation over the death of another person, no matter how many evil acts one has committed? Have we lost our humanity? Have we become so enraged and disconnected that we cannot recognize how far we have fallen? How much blood will it take to quench our thirst for revenge? How many lives must we turn upside down before we can see how we have become the very thing we despise? We dress our cause in a different religion, different colors, different robes, and a different motto, but are we not just the same? We justify our acts through muddled logic, while we spin the voices of our enemies into poison hymns.

What separates us? Are we not just the same? Have we not become the same? Though we may tell ourselves otherwise, why are we so quick to anger? Why are we so quick draw the line between brothers and sisters? Today, many celebrate the death of an enemy, when perhaps we should pray that the truth may be revealed to us all, to those who have died, and to those who are still here. So do I celebrate? No. Inside, my heart weeps for those who have forgotten. My heart weeps for those would rather live in hate, rather than choose to remember love. My heart weeps for those who would use revenge and anger as their rallying call. My heart weeps for those who would be damned. My heart weeps for the innocence lost.

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May 3, 2011 at 2:46 am