“Standing Up”

May 19

Acts 16:22-34;  Jn. 16:5-11

Today has been an awesome day. I drove to downtown Albuquerque, went to the Holocaust Museum.  Once again I am reminded of how horrible we human beings can be; I read a book abour Franciscan spirituality and ecology and again I am reminded of a couple of things. First in driving around Albuquerque I noticed one church after another where the content of the book–of us being responsible for ecology because we follow Christ and it is his body would not be accepted, and secondly I was reminded of how so many people at the holy union were so turned off by the church because of its message of the condemnation of homosexuality.  Both of which are contrary to the Jesus I know–who wants us to take care of our ecological environment, because we are brothers and sisters with each other and with nature, and secondly how his only requirment is that we love God and our neighbors as ourselves. The readng of Acts is a call to follow Jesus no matter the cost, and at times the cost is really painful but I will continue to do stand for Jesus.  He gives direction and holds the hope for this world.  I walked to the Rio Grande River, and hiked and then came back to a movie and to bed at 1:00 a.m. It was a great day. Deo Gratis! Thanks be to God!

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