Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Humility -

I know we all are deeply affected by the tragic events in Arizona.  I haven't known what to say.  I watched our President's speech and again was deeply touched.  Perhaps it is Christina who touches me most deeply, a child born on a day of tragedy, and a child, who in her desire to understand and aid the political situation, has now died.  She is a martyr, someone to hold aloft and inspire.

David Brooks writes an excellent column today on what is going on:  

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/opinion/14brooks.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212


I recommend you read it.  He ends with this:

In a famous passage, Reinhold Niebuhr put it best: “Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. ... Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore, we must be saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness.”


I sit today, humbled, touching my inner, with winged wands of peace.
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