This week many of us were vividly reminded that we are part of a larger universe. And our solar system is a cul de sac in a very big neighborhood of stars and galaxies. And we were reminded that remarkable balances and exchanges are made every day within the concourse and discourse of these very many variables that result somehow in our being sentient beings. The Eclipse confronted us with these facts about us. Totality, while not apparent to everyone who gazed into the heavens, was brief–a brief moment of darkness that allowed brother moon to steal some of the sun king’s glory but even so, blocked by the moon, the sun still wore a diamond crown.
Meanwhile back on earth… we have been dealing with the eclipse of the presidency and unfortunately, the darkness has only just begun. There is no end in sight as our congress stands by twiddling its thumbs as Rome burns. One can only hope that the glory of our democracy will withstand this assault on it by an incompetent White Nationalist president. We should not assume that it will. And not assuming this brings an urgency to the moment. Someone or some group of persons who are responsible under the constitution should courageously stand up and confront the eclipse brought about by a lunar-tic disregard for the dignity of that office.
Meanwhile back on earth… hatreds and simmering racist ideologies have boiled over. This too is an eclipse of our culture. Taking us back to the dark ages of segregation, unbridled violence, misogyny and White Supremacist delusions, those gathered in Charlottesville and elsewhere are like the proverbial barbarians at the gate. The time to stand up to this is now, not after the gates have been breached.
Every Sunday, our congregation in SW stands up for peace, love and justice. We worship together not only as a testament of our love for God but of our belief in the enduring dignity of all human beings. We let our “little light” shine. We break the darkness, not with a curse, but with light and love. Join us. Let’s be the Beloved Community. ~See you Sunday