POEM: A Bout As Helpful

He axed
Are you a ?
Sow bound to answer
I am
Though that is a bout
As helpful
As siding the fact
That I am American
When in
Such a confining chide
Might only be a parent
As eye more fully scene
As a planetary citizen

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right. SPIRITUAL BUTTON famously said, “I am a , a , a , and a Jew.”  He understood the ever claim of to that which is beyond, including beyond any single tradition.  Being raised in a particular tradition is quite assuredly not the primary form of divine providence.  Similarly, the end all and be all of our existence is not simply defined by accidents of birth, whether it be nationality, , race, etc.  While the particularities of our on earth, in this solar system, in this , provide the delicious details of our story, our special conditions are not only lessens to be learned, confining us to a shadowy prism in a rainbow of .  Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. MLK QUOTE BUTTONThis poem alludes to the childish of making a bout such parochial commitments.  This poem presents a more mature vision of mere as better scene in the light of being passengers on this planetary citizen ship.  There is nothing wrong with celebrating our particularities in , as long as it is not used as a justification for devolving into egocentrism and tribalism.   has more to do with than sects.  May we learn to both relax and the exhilaration of skydiving into the bigger whole, sow big that it may rightly in compass  and .

Stop Taking Life Literally--ANTI-WAR BUTTON

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