Tuesday, January 2, 2007

If Only Justice Were So Easy

What I wanted to show you was weather.com's radar picture of our area of the world this morning. What a hoot. After my posting about only half of New Mexico having snow, no, we haven't had snow, but we sure were cloudy.

So I went onto weather.com and looked for the radar of our area. For 600 miles in all directions it was absolutely, totally, spectacularly clear. Except for one tiny dense little green yellow and red mess over, you guessed it, Las Cruces and El Paso.

It seemed like immediate justice for one of my recent posts. Ah, if only justice were so easy. But Saddam, Bush, Massachusetts lawmakers, well, you know the list, prove over and over again that there's no one up there in the sky fixing every little thing. (This does not mean I have no concept of God - rather that my concept of God is about the large processes through and by which the details happen, but not about each detail itself -- indeed my concept of God is to large be encompassed in human language or understood by the very tiny limited human brain, but that's another issue.)

Oh, I bless the universe when a fine parking space opens up, yet again, but I do not delude myself. I also remember the 2,500 women and children who took shelter in a Catholic cathedral in Ruanda and were mown down by machine guns for their trouble. Yes, I know that how one faces a crisis can turn it into an opportunity -- but it didn't for the Ruandan women. And I remember the old Hebrew story of the ancient ship that set sail on the Mediterranean, only to be caught in a storm, broken up, and lost without trace. From that wreck, half the sailors were saved by other boats, but half were lost.

On their return, the saved sailors put up a large brass plaque in the temple, blessing God for His care and their safe return. But one dark night, the widows of the sailors who had been lost snuck into the temple and added their own, smaller, plaque below the large one. It read "Those who do not come back put up no plaques".

Would that justice were as easy as a cloudy day in payback for a whine about the Weather Channel!

4 comments:

The Emerson Avenger said...

Well you know what they say. . .

No justice. No peace. . .

Hopefully there will be both justice and peace in 2007 if UUA President Bill Sinkford actually practices what he preaches.

In light of UUA President Rev. William G. Sinkford's Holiday Message of December 13th, 2006 the following email was just sent to UUA President William G. Sinkford aka Rev. Bill Sinkford by Robin Edgar aka The Emerson Avenger. It will be most interesting to see how President Sinkford responds to it or indeed *if* President Sinkford responds to it.


Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 19:44:19 -0500 (EST)
From: "Robin Edgar" robinedgar59@yahoo.ca
Subject: An Invitation To Dedicate Yourself To Waging Peace With Me In 2007
To: "Bill Sinkford" bsinkford@uua.org, "William Sinkford" wsinkford@uua.org
CC: AllOtherUUs@UUworld.org

Dear President Sinkford,

You And All Other Unitarian Universalists aka UUs Are Cordially Invited To Dedicate Yourselves To Waging Peace With Me In 2007

Sincerely,

Robin Edgar


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Laura said...

:::nudge::: Miss you, Juffie.

Laura said...

:::nudge::: Miss you, Juffie.

ms. kitty said...

Me too, Juffie.

 
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