Monday, May 14, 2012

On a Celebration of the Struggle to Arise: We have capacity

'Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.' MLK jr. ........ 'Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.' Swami Vivekananda .......... 'The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.' Albert Camus

This is Jamie's description for his photo set. Life is a struggle, but I argue that the outcome is assured. The Kingdom of God is being established on earth as it is in heaven. We may contribute towards the erection of that Kingdom or not. We may be personally uplifted by the effort to arise or not, depending on the spiritual practices we employ to draw on the strength that God has given us. We have the capacity. -gw

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