My own family may have needs or wants that I care no less about because of how I feel. That each has enough becomes the priority.
As a country, the United States is rich beyond measure. Because we have chosen corporate profit over the health and well-being of our citizenry is not justification for turning an others child back to a life that may include abuse, prostitution, drugs, and death.
Dear God, I cannot love Thee the way I want to. You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all one like I am should or could see; but what I am afraid of, dear God, is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon, and that I will judge myself by the shadow that is nothing.
I do not know You God because I am in the way. Please help me to push myself aside.
"Yes, what you see is TIME devoting its cover in international markets to a critical moment in world diplomacy – one of the most important diplomatic moments in a decade – while offering Americans a rather banal topic about which the gun lobby is certainly cheering."
Youth is not wasted on the young. We simply need to know that what we teach and are taught, often gets in the way of what we know from birth to be right, and to be encouraged to live youthfully, unencumbered by the baggage of fear and oppression.