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Thoughts on Hope – 16

At the bottom of the heart of every human being there is something that goes on indomitably expecting,  in the teeth of all experience of crimes committed, suffered and witnessed, that is good and not evil will be done to her. It is this above all that is sacred in every human life.

– Simone Weil

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Liberty, Freedom and Justice for All

On this Independence Day, how should we judge ourselves?

A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

When I came across these words by Nelson Mandela, I recalled similar words that I had seen at the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.

So how are we doing at providing liberty and justice for all? Or does it mostly go to those who can pay for it?

So how are we doing at providing liberty and justice for all? Or does it mostly go to those who can pay for it?

What Is Our Task in the World?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.

– Clarissa Pinkola Estes

What part of the world is within your reach?

What part of the world is within your reach?