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Unless you happen to be a monk or nun living in highly cloistered isolation, dealing with the world can be a real challenge. The divisiveness being created among people for various reasons makes it even more so. And, such challenges in daily life are among the basic reasons for needing religion and spirituality. Regardless of their name, nature or number, they do care about us. And they have inspired us to find ways to find help.
The breaking of bread is a component of more rituals in more traditions than anyone wishes to list, and you can even find variations within traditions which use the breaking of bread for its primary purpose. When we come together at a table or altar, we share the brad and more. And therein lays the magick which we need at this time.
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A comedy stunt by comedienne Kathy Griffin brought out a point worth sharing. Many people, including myself, did not like the supposed humor in a skit using what was supposedly the severed head of Donald Trunp. And this is in spite of some of the supposed humor aimed at us.
I also could not stomach the fact that Donald Trump invited Ted Nugent to the White House after a performance which included a suggestion that Barak Obama be shot and Hillary Clinton be hanged. If President Trump is worried about the trauma his son might suffer from the sight of a supposedly severed head, does he have any appreciation of what President Obama’s daughters endured seeing images of their father being lynched or burned?
We simply cannot afford to stoop to the level of stupid people. Taking the “high road” has its advantages. The people at Seekers’ Temple set an example for us, and we will do well to follow,
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