We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes

Reading this article, my first response is the message of this song, Ella’s Song, by Sweet Honey in the Rock:



Why I’m Blogging

“We live in a world where people get angry about things that do not matter, while at the same time people don’t get angry about things that do matter.”

It is my hope that this blog will serve as a constructive use for the emotions (including anger) that I feel in observing societal issues today, including (but not limited to) social justice, the Middle East, issues of gender, race, class, faith, religion and morality, education, culture, politics and human rights.

Bell concludes his “NOOMA” video sermonette “Store” by saying:

“Often, when we’re talking about what we’re going to give our lives to, we ask the question, “What do you love? What is it that when you do it you feel alive? You think, ‘Man, I could do this forever. I was made for this.’” So we often ask, “What do you love?” but there’s another question we can ask. “What makes you angry?” What is it that when you see it, you think, “That’s wrong! Somebody should do something about that! Somebody should devote themselves to that. Somebody should make a difference there. Somebody should help them.” Maybe that somebody is you.”

Maybe that somebody is you.

“I am he
As you are he
As you are me
And we are all together.”

-The Beatles