Brian’s Reflection: Friday, February 5, 2010
Why do you all push us around?
Rosa Parks, Prophet of Freedom,
Heir of Christ, born on this date, 1913
Wow! Imagine having the main problem of the World – and the main problem of the “spiritual failure of the World” – explained in 7 worlds? And that by the lovely, simple, essentially human Rosa Parks as our “human representative”? She who, claiming her dignity, refused to move to the back of the bus. If you think that God has no sense of sense of humour – think again.
Why do we want to push each other around? That’s the main question at the heart of human tribalism, at the heart of our fear of each other, at the heart of violence. Do not most of the World’s great Faiths – or at least their “Founders” - call for Oneness, for Respect for fellow human beings, for Unity? Jesus certainly did: “Father, may they be one, as you and I are one”; “Love one another as I have loved you.”
No one likes to be pushed around. Once we start, on any level, it spirals quickly until – like now – we are all at each others’ throats.
So, here’s our simple task, for individuals or governments or corporations, for the day, or week, or ….. Life:
No Pushing Around. OK?