The Call

There are many calls in life.  Lots of this blog has been about my call into ministry.  Tonight I feel a different call.  I feel a call to be an American.  This is a call I am familiar with, but this time it looks different.  It looks a lot different.  It is not a call to dominate or subdue.  It is not a call to rule or look down our collective noses at the less fortunate.  It is a call to something greater.  It is a call to unite as a nation.  And while I must admit I am a bit apprehensive about the hope encapsulated in this call, I am hopeful non-the-less. And my hope is that we might be able to taste a little bit more of God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven as we choose to love our neighbor despite their differences and reach out to those who need a helping hand.  Socialism?  Nahhh…just good old fashioned loving our neighbors with equality and mutuality as our bottom line.  Yes we can.

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5 Responses to “The Call”

  1. Ruth Says:

    Amen, Sister.

  2. fishclamor Says:

    amen, sister, too. also, what is wrong with socialism? well, ok, pure marxism–“from each according to ability to each according to need.”

    i know it doesn’t work, but can’t help thinking of it with respect to immigration, welfare, social security, the care of the poor and the homeless, the cheerful paying of taxes so that those with less may have what we have…

    we’ve all got work to do. who’s to say what work is valuable, except god? i say this because clearly motherhood, for example, is not valued, not one penny valued, and i bet god thinks that’s the most important job on earth…

    oh ooops. that’s my rant. maybe i’m not for socialism. maybe i’m for paying every single person for the labor they do just trying to live in this unjust world…especially MOMMIES. ok i’m done now.

    sorry sara.

    and i think barak obama is the guy to help us out of at least some bad situations.

  3. tenaciousweed Says:

    a gutsy call, for certain, but so important, exciting, and worthwhile! thanks

  4. pinkhammer Says:

    you don’t have to be sorry, FC. That’s the way you feel and your feeling is legit! As for socialism, I like the idea as you stated it above, I wonder if the reason it failed is when the is 1 demanded of people and 2) ran by the government. I don’t know…

  5. pinkhammer Says:

    And yes, TW, I definitely agree…a gutsy call for certain. I am hopeful that all those who supported Obama with their vote will support him with their actions as well.

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