Thursday, October 15, 2015

changing the wind – v5

Creating a movement, a mighty wave
A groundswell of justice, of caring
comes from changing the wind
of turning the current, the direction,
a headlong agenda, urgent, now,
giving new direction for the weathervanes
politicians with their wet fingers up in the air
catching the wind and where it points
altering the compass heading, the pole, the goal
by changing the wind, the tides
moving the nation forward
a new path toward justice, liberty,
equality meeting our stated creed
one heart at a time

edited October 15, 2015
changing the wind – v5

(editing version 2)
edited January 23, 2015
Changing the Wind – v4
(editing original again)
edited January 19, 2015
Changing the Wind – v3
(merging edits to original and version 2)
Edited July 22, 2013
“changing the wind – v2”
December 7, 2007
“changing the wind”
Based on the comments of Jim Wallis on
Speaking of Faith, November 29, 2007
He was talking about whether to change politicians
or change the wind, to change the public opinion
which guides politics. He used the example
of President Johnson’s statement to the
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that it would
take 5 years for a voting rights bill but
it actually took 5 months to pass the Voting Rights Act,
after the March in Selma.
edited January 21, 2015
How We Are to Act – v2
January 17, 2011
How We Are to Act
edited January 19, 2015
Words can Destroy – v2
January 17, 2011
Words can Destroy
edited January 20, 2015
Words to Edify – v2
January 17, 2011
Words to Edify
The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2011
Isaiah 9:1-4
Upper Room Disciplines for 2011
for January 17 to 23, 2011
“Carrying God’s Light”
by Cathie McFadden
for January 17, 2011
read January 17, 2011
Isaiah 6:1-8
Isaiah 49:1-7
John 1:29-42
Worship Theme: “Called by God to . . .”
and sermon, “A Light to the Nations”
by Pastor Ruth Foss
sermon blog
meditation blog
“God’s Whisper” blog
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
January 16, 2011
Second Sunday after Epiphany
Human Relations Sunday
Blog Action Day 2015 – “Raise Your Voice”
October 16, 2015

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