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stand up and speak out

thank you Will...Lets try this..... William Faulkner

I’ve spent the majority of my life working to end hunger. I know from personal experience that by working together we can change the world. It starts with speaking up for those who cannot be heard and standing up for those who cannot be seen.

Faulkner says it far better than I can. Read his quote again. But,  achieving a world of peace and justice, a world where honesty, truth and compassion holds sway, is possible. We can achieve a world where caring trumps greed, lying, and hatred.

I want that world. Let’s stand up and speak out, and let us not be afraid to continue speaking out until we transform our world into a place where love truly trumps fear and hatred.

good, but troubling, information

I, being an official member of the older adult category, cannot let information such as this get away without a comment or two. This information isn’t new to me, but I feel it might be for some.

Having recently concluded three years as a pastor of an elderly congregation (average age of 83), I have seen this firsthand. It’s not a pretty picture.

All of us would do well to pay attention to the seniors in our lives. They are many small things we can do to help ease their struggles, but it starts with awareness.

Care and respect for the elderly among us is a tradition most of believe in, and rightfully so. What can you do to ease the hardship of an older friend or family member during this Christmas season?

Puerto Rico FEMA meals

This is an actual photo of a FEMA Meal Kit provided to Puerto Rican victims in the aftermath of their devastating hurricane, and is yet another travesty. When will our government begin to truly provide the necessary aid our citizens deserve?

I do not know about you, but canned chicken and Cheetos do not constitute and entree for me. And  candy bars don’t make the most nutritious dessert. It reminds me of when the government insisted that ketchup was a vegetable for school lunch menus.

What this actually amounts to is a shameful disregard for common morality. We should hold our officials to at least a minimum standard of decency. And this doesn’t meet it.