Transcript for November 15, 2009 By Bob Kleinheksel
We are the ones, we are the ones, we’ve been waiting. Could it be that who and what we wish to see more in the world, come in the likes of us? Let us not shrink now, but expand and meet the world and each other unencumbered – living into and out of freedom, with joy, generosity, with honesty and care.
We are, indeed, on the way – both enjoying and enhancing this world with our best humanity, and the drive to act and say and do now while we have time, chance and opportunity. Amen!
“All you need is love.” The song lyrics ring a clarion call throughout the decades, and now echo in our deepest beings on this late Autumn day.
May our voices together be as violins vibrating with the song of ages, uniting us through time. We gather together as community, in community, for community – in love, as love, experiencing love in all its rich varieties.
The many nuances of love draw us out, call us to live more vibrantly: The depth, maturity and unconditional nature of agape love grounds us, surrounds us and sets us free; the loyalty and companion quality of philia love drives us to live our friendships and relationships with integrity and honor; the life-force, delight, lustiness and deeply physical, soulful quality of eros love ignites us, enlivens and even burns us in our orientation and attractions to each other. Let them all happen! Let it all be experienced, for life is too short.
We join now with our internal diatribes, our self judgments. So too, in the change of seasons, we bring our love and unimpeachable selves to the stage, offering our energy and efforts, our generosity and gregariousness to the world. May the sweet music of deep hearts be upon us – and may the ancient fears plaguing humanity be gone – as would excuses and any limiting narrow ruts of rituals or maladministration in our daily lives. Rather than confidence dying, and suspicion of others, country, or government reigning; let us be free to love, to laugh and to live in abundance.
And in our abundance we are sobered by the world’s disparities, created by leaders and liars, terrorists and tyrants . . . and the likes of us. We would live more simply so there would be fewer hollow eye-socketed children, distended bellies, violent acts gripping certain sectors of the planet. We would take on the big picture of re-structuring policies and planning in government – and in our own homes – beginning with ourselves. May a pervading peace emanate from self to society in the countless decisions and choices we daily make.
We remember and honor veterans who demonstrated fidelity, honor, sacrifice and service in the hardest of times. We are saddened by the stubs and stumps of limbs lost; and would seek to move beyond the crimson thumbprint war makes upon the world. So let it be. We remember all others we travel with. Those born, those whose lives slowly ebb away. Those enduring radiation and chemo with the hopes and hurts accompanying that journey. Ah, so much to feel, so much to learn, so much to do, so many to love, so much to be and become. Could it be that love is the way and the answer? Elusive and real, fleeting and eternal – let Love take the place of all fear and all hell we create. For we are the ones, we are the ones, we’ve been waiting. Amen.