Here are my thoughts on the “Women’s” March that took place in Washington and around the country:
1. I don’t agree with 99% percent of their sentiment and rhetoric.
2. We as a nation are deeply divided.
3. I am much, MUCH happier when I avoid the mainstream media and the fights on Facebook.
How about you? How were your thoughts and your inner peace on Saturday? I guess we all have different ways of fighting—and by this I mean “fighting the good fight”, not the crass or violent or malicious battles that were so much a part of the Women’s March. For me, I needed to retreat, but in terms of the spiritual life?
My retreat was an attack.
The space that God’s given me…
The space that is MY life…
My head, my heart, my home, my family.
Ultimately I needed to pull back from the world, (after spending way too much time watching in dismay), and I prayed the Psalms to keep me centered.
He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
~ Psalm 18: 16-19
When I arrived Sunday morning at my holy hour, I spoke briefly to Mike during our “changing of the guard”. (Look! Another battle analogy!) I asked if he’d been disturbed by all the news on Saturday, and he said, no, he was much happier when he avoided the big media outlets.
Yes, these websites are extremely conservative, but judging by the results of the election, I’d say that much is the U.S. is conservative as well. Our opinion is just drowned out by the media. That said, I do not—do NOT—think that we are called to fight in the traditional sense. We are called to be a contradiction—a light in the world when the darkness creeps in.
Prayer and playing Monopoly!
Those are my two big guns. 🙂