We are not proponents of long life. We are proponents of joyful life, and when you find yourself in joy, the longevity usually follows. We do not count the success of a life by its length; we count it by its joy.
The divide in our country has never been more sharp or clear as it is this morning. One of the first conversations Fia & I had this morning was this: we've said for awhile now that this is the work we choose to do, loving the whole world. Not excusing it, or justifying it, or complaining about it. Where there is fear, love. Where there is anger, love. Where there are people marginalized & unheard, love. Not a passive standing-by version of love, but love actively asking What can I do now?
Because from our perspective, this is exactly what we've been up to & now there's no real question for us about who we choose to be.
So, this. I originally wrote this for the opening in our hearts that came with 9/11. It seems to have a whole new meaning this morning, but still, it stands. We all get to make the choice to hold our whole world in arms of love...