August 11, 2013, Feast of St. Clare

Dt. 10:12-22, Matt. 17:22-27


On this Feast of St. Clare I remember the woman who lived simpy–serving the poorest of the poor, eating no meat, standing up to the Church, and standing with her brothers and sisters in their hunger and suffering.  God “set his heart in love on your ancesters alone,”–even though he had all the heavens.  People are difficult, cruel, vicious, fatal.  On my body I bare  scars to that anger–but God loves us, works with us, and calls us to do the same. 

Our human spiritual evolution is a calling to liberate ourselves and the animals we hold in bondage. It’s founded upon recognizing the unity of cause and effect: whatever seeds we sow in our consciousness we will reap in our lives.

The ancient teaching holds true: “Hatred ceases not by hatred, but by love. This is the everlasting law.” In the end, as Mahatma Gandhi emphasized, we must be the change we want to see in the world.  Will Tuttle



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