Jesus on his knees washing his disciples’ feet doesn’t point us only to CEOs who are humble, but to those who are designated to perform a function reserved for the lowest of society’s low. The servants. The foot-washers….
Around the world billions of people living on less than $2 a day face a vast, hidden violence with a starving criminal justice system that fails to provide any meaningful justice or protection from that violence, while in the U.S. we face a bloated system characterized by mass incarceration of mostly young men of color.
After 400 years in Egypt, you were faithful.
But I can’t help but wonder, why did you wait 400 years?
Yes, you kept your promise, but 400 years?
I wonder what it was like for the Israelites who did not live to see it.
I watch them walk away and think how I used to seethe with anger at men like this; men who do such grotesque violence to women and girls to satisfy their own desires and exert their own power. Sometimes I still do. These days I mostly direct my anger at God, who I assume would want to do more than God seems to do to protect all these women from the violence they meet every day […]
She stitches each stitch with intentionality; not slowly, because she’s been doing this for years, but precisely.
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle; somehow, through all of the signs in school hallways, reminders from teachers, and Jack Johnson songs, I made it to adulthood thinking and living as if recycling was the only one of those three that mattered.