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.