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A TIME OF CRISIS

March 25, 2009

 

While lecturing in Washington D.C. a few weeks ago, I stopped at the Washington National Cathedral to see a stained glass window that has a moon rock brought to earth by an astronaut. To me, it is remarkable to see this rock. The astronaut said when he was young, he dreamed of going to the moon, and when his dream came true, he brought back the rock.

This cathedral receives many visitors on a daily basis. It is big and it is active with many varying programs attended by a variety of people. I was wandering this big place looking at everything and quite unexpectedly I encountered people in need of help.

They were not asking for help, but there was no question that they needed it. A church open to the public is a good place for the homeless to sit and be warm. It was cold in Washington while I was there.

During this time of worldwide economic crisis, people find themselves out of work, homeless, hungry. Some are too proud to speak about this, and yet, their needs are as great as those who do speak.

My thought is that we need to be ready to help when help is needed, even if all we can give is a smile or a ‘good morning’ or a nod of the head.

This is a time of crisis.
Please open the heart and give love.

Peace, Love, and Light,
Barbara Wolf