Does Anything Matter?
Benedictine Sister of Erie, Sister Joan Chittister
... If Bill Clinton's definition of "is" matters, surely this matters. If a president's sex life matters, surely a president's use of global force against some of the weakest people in the world matters. If a president's word in a court of law about a private indiscretion matters, surely a president's word to the community of nations and the security of millions of people matters.
And if not, why not? If not, surely there is something as wrong with us as citizens, as thinkers, as there must be with some facet of the government. If wars that the public says are wrong yesterday -- as a majority of U.S. citizens did of a unilateral attack on Iraq -- suddenly become "right" the minute the first bombs drop, what kind of national morality is that? [more
It just somehow fit with this poem I wrote the other day...
thundering waves of fire
drenching the cinnamon breeze
the tunnel of safety
raw diamonds and rose petals
one careful voice shouting
posted by Cyndy