Beauty > Ugliness

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I admit it. I am weak. I’ve always hated the fact that I live in a world where ugliness at a soulish level is rewarded and celebrated. I tried to be hard, harsh, unconcerned about the vulnerable, but I could not sustain it. I was changed. Since then I have been seeking community that will not give into ugliness; even when it means sacrifices of power, popularity, and wealth.   In my weakness I am sad. I’m saddened watching ugliness exalted as a means of fighting other forms of ugliness. There is no beauty in this, just variations …

Restoration > Retribution

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Non-redemptive blaming fails everyone. Yes, there are willfully bad people who need justice served. No one could honestly deny that. However, most people (we social media pundits included) are deeply entangled with complex dynamics of suffering injustices while also returning injustices in very unhelpful ways. These cycles can be broken with reality based HOPE. Specifically related to police and communities currently protesting police: Some cops do have dangerous biases and do need to be renewed or removed from the force. Some citizens do have dangerous intentions and actions and need to be renewed …

US Gender Crisis via Micah 6:8

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So far I’ve tried to stay outside of the bathroom battles in the “gender” wars. Isolationism is becoming a tenuous position. This post is not a solution to the currently raging conflicts. This is post is simply another effort at highlighting a wise and ancient way to engage the chaos of competing values, perceptions and interests. It is concise, but not immediately obvious or easy. *And listening to feedback I realize that this is another opportunity for me to be perceived as annoyingly pious and naïve 😉  Transgender Realities Biological anomalies at birth, as well as …