Reflection: When our silence is betrayal
Sometimes we are tempted to stay silent about the things that really matter in life like love, grace, liberty, social justice, mercy, compassion, human rights, truth, beauty, goodness, community, out of our own personal comfort, pride, benefit, selfishness.
In this personal silence we are betraying the other, the marginalized and oppressed, and those deemed unworthy by the dominant culture of power, control, possession, and violence.
And we betray the Holy Spirit, the Breath of Life (Vita in Spiritu) that is always moving, uplifting, and life giving and as close to us as our very next breath.
Truth, beauty, and goodness is ground under the Empire’s boot heel in the complicity of our silence!
Break the silence here and now 💓
Herb Stone, here&now working poetry
The Holy Trinity, Andri Rublev
Sufi Dancer, Gull C
Bramha, Vishnu, Shiva statue
The Trinity, Father John Giuliani
Buddhist Trinity, statue
Cosmic Consciousness, unattirbuted
God creates order
out of chaos
with an utterance
God sustains life
out of nothingness
with a breath
God loves us
into true being
God transforms belonging together
into authentic neighborly community
with radical acceptance
beloved of God
grace of God
God, may we awaken to
your utterance, breath, incarnation, grace
in our most true being and belonging together
here and now
here&now working poetry