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human dragons…

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Powerful words, and a powerful perspective on a real danger…

One of my favorite Fantasy/Science Fiction authors, Ursula K. LeGuin, wrote  that “dragons aren’t real…but they’re true.”  I believe that.

And there’s a good reason why even just the thought of dragons frighten us. We instinctively know they are evil.

For anyone to horde life-saving resources while allowing 820 million of my brothers and sisters to remain chained in the shadow of hunger cannot be called anything less than evil. Allowing 20,000 of our family to succumb to the ravages of hunger every single day is evil incarnate.

So Melissa is spot on. Her tweet is absolutely correct. There are far too many human dragons in our midst. They are known as Billionaires.

 

a long and lonely hunt

I do not know John Taylor Gatto. Recently, however, I came across a quote on prayer attributed to him that resonates with me. It is a fitting reflection as we begin the new year. I would love to know what you think of Gatto’s words.

I pray for strength to accept that lives most often end in tragedy, that quests don’t always work, that understanding is a long and lonely hunt, that I can’t reason my way to love, eat gold, or live forever. And that none of this matters. I pray to understand that I am here to find my way back to God, whatever that takes, and all the rest, save love and duty, is an illusion.