A friend sent this to me in response to my post"Knoxville Solidarity"about the shootings at the Unitarian Universalist (UU) church in Knoxville. We UUs are still struggling with the grief, so this is perfect timing. Thanks to Cindy (in Seattle) for sending it to me, and thanks towhitebison.orgfor providing this message. Although White Bison is referring to the Native American "culture," this prayer can be appreciated by the Unitarian Universalist culture, as well as the MS community.
Elder's Meditation of the Day - August 4 "Telling our lives is important for those who come after us, for those who will see our experience as part of their own historical struggle." --Linda Hogan, CHICKASAW
How important it is for us to support one another. How important it is for us to know our culture and to share our experiences with one another. How powerful it is to be authentic. How important it is to hold no secrets. I am as sick as my secrets.
Grandfather, allow me today to be willing to share with my brother and sister. Let my eyes see You in their eyes. Let me not judge them but only love them. Grandfather, help me, for I am Your humble servant.