It’s been a very interesting week to say the least, I finally am going to update the blogging world a major transition is happening for me-I’m moving! From my parent’s home to a place of my own, well, with roommates, … Continue reading
It’s been a week of change and chaos here in America.
The case involving Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, was not indicted.
And social media (if my Facebook is any indication) was impassioned by this news, and protests and walks of solidarity were held all over the country when the news came out.
The reactions give me pause, violent protests that involve, fighting, rioting, and fires. Flamed Facebook interactions when some people have voiced agreement with the jury. While I don’t wish to say much on the issue, I’ll leave that to other people, I care. Yet, we must not resort to chaos and brutality. We cannot fall to name calling and dehumanizing of the jury and those who stand behind them. Violence and rioting won’t result in any good in a situation like this.
You cannot drive out hate with more hate. The only thing that can overcome is love and peace. Not in a cheesy way, mind you. In a God way, because perfect love, is an unstoppable force for change, I have seen this as true in a variety of issues in my life and others.
And for those like me who are moving out of the learning and training period of their life and into the shaping and working period, I wonder what kind of world we are creating, I wonder if we are truly using this as a chance to shape the dialogue around these issues and create a better world for all people or simply using it as a place to voice our hatred and anger that makes us feel better, but can only create more chaos.
“God pays attention to our love. Not one of us is indispensable.
God has the means to do all things and to do away with the work of the most capable human being. We can work until we drop. We can work excessively. I what we do is not connected to love, however, our work is useless in God’s eyes.”-Mother Teresa
My heart goes out to my country and the people of Ferguson, God bless.
If you’re like most twenty somethings living in or around Boston (apparently it’s a great place for our cohort) you have used our well loved public transportation, the MBTA. The T and bus lines make it really convenient to get … Continue reading
So I have been very inactive on Post Graduate Glitter which is a shame to say the least.
Thankfully it is not for lack of writing. Just not writing that has to do with my baby blog. I have been working furiously on my application for A Practical Wedding, good news, after my fiance looks through it, it should be good to go. Though it depends, he’s a good editor sometimes given me way more than I anticipated.
As well, the Women in the Bible story circles have been a fantastic creative experience, but also really emotionally draining. I’m exhausted after every session, there are few other times in my day where I am so fully engaged and present. I really can’t wait to see the end of our journey, but I am fully loving the process.
Plus I have been working on stories: personal creative writing, thoughts on working with Miss J, and frustrations with Christian responses to those who are marginalized.
On top of all that working through some stuff with my family, and praying over a major decision that I will have to sort out in the next few days and I still have no clear idea of which way God wants me to go, and just generally fighting the urge to run off to Disney world with my best friend and fiance and saying bye to the real world.
In great news-my older brother who I see rarely-my family and I are going to visit him over Thanksgiving and I am super excited. I think it’s going to be really fun. Let’s just hope the traveling doesn’t drive us all crazy.
But I anticipate a lot of new material and more activity in the blogosphere. Just to get you curious some new stuff: A guide on riding the T and keeping your Christianity, feminism and why it matters, supporting women, loving your family and being your own person, and dealing with others expectations (because their still coming heavy despite the six month mark). Let me know if you have any ideas about what I should write next.
Every time someone is put down for who they are be it age, race, gender, or sex, it just makes my heart hurt, and more than anything enrages me. I’m so done with conversations about labels and language, feminist, LGBTQ supporter, whatever, I want everyone to be free to be who they were meant to be. I want people to do what they were meant for, I want everyone to be able to pursue whatever makes their heart sing. How does it help anyone to squash another human being’s potential? Nobody benefits from someone else being told you can’t do something because you’re a certain race, class, gender, or whatever. God created all of us with our weird complexities to be a part of great love, great possibility, and great creativity, and we need to all encourage the uniqueness of each and every one of us. I’m realizing more and more that I cannot stand behind anything or anyone who says otherwise.