If a dog shits on your doorstep... and you stand in it, there's a chance you were destined to have shit on your shoe!
This morning as I wrote the final lines of a two paged diatribe rant, the submission to a committee reviewing a dumb ass decision made by educated, presumably competent theologically trained people, which completely contradicts the basic commitment their organization has made to the welfare of people the planet and the future of creation!
(Damn! too many words for one sentence and I haven't finished yet! Take a breath damn it and read on!)
...I received a text from my wife... who by the way, had absolutely no knowledge of what I was currently doing... This is what it said.
“Thus have emperors throughout the ages sat on their bums, their wealth and their workers and hoped the future would never arrive. Thus Adam Smith’s ‘invisible hand’ of the marketplace reaches out to all corners of the globe, steals ideas, innovations and images, rips out large chunks of the planet’s surface, magicks it into money, monuments and munificence, holds the key to the chains that enslave thousands, snaps its fingers at suitors and beggars and raises its fist against any challenge.”
(David Nicholson-Lord 1947-2014)
This quote was David Nicholson-Lord's response to a failed attempt to convince oil company executives to generate money from re-afforestation. Sometimes only a combination of rage and despair can produces such clarity.
Monday 23rd February 2015 reading from the 'Prayer guide for the care of creation'.
Tomorrow this will be my offering to the staff newsletter!
|Beauty out of focus|