re: cycling

 

Those who peddle

a cycle of grace

Have spoke – their mettle

shall malice efface.

 

I have friends who, in the face of great conflict, persevere with peaceable ways. They continuously allow for failings, and open opportunities for a new way ahead. They use words of gentle penetrating wisdom. There are many high profile role-models of people practicing non-violent resistance, but my friends live it out in overlooked ordinariness.

I have had times with ¬†violence spinning within me. Pain and injustice do that. It threatens to be propelled out, away from a wounded core. I’ve learned to relinquish that urge – I can’t be contributing to the recycling of hurts.

Justice and grace are not an either/or. We can have and/both. Spirit and resilience will get us there I’m sure.