"When you begin to think outside the box, you often become some other "leaders" lousy follower. That usually costs something" (Andy Rayner)

"Our guardian angels are bored." (Mike Foster)

It's where I feel I'm at these days. “In the second half of life, it is good just to be a part of the general dance. We do not have to stand out, make defining moves, or be better than anyone else on the dance floor. Life is more participatory than assertive, and there is no need for strong or further self-definition” (Falling Upward. Richard Rohr.120).

Thursday, March 13, 2014

More Than A Sermon Is Needed Sometimes.... Most Of The Time.

"What is it like, exactly, to be pressed up against the back wall of this church with panic on every side from your terrified family as the steel, blood—soaked machetes hack their way to you through your screaming and slaughtered neighbors? What eventually emerged for me, and changed me, was a point of simple clarity about the nature of violence and the poor. What was so clear to me was the way these very impoverished Rwandans at their point of most desperate need, huddled against those advancing machetes in that church, did not need someone to bring them a sermon, or food, or a doctor, or a teacher, or a micro-loan. They needed someone to restrain the hand with the machete—and nothing else would do."
(The Locust Effect: Why The End Of Povery Requires The End Of Violence. BY Gary A. Haugen
& Victor Boutros)

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