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  1. Susan Steinberg

    Thank you Marcia. I’m preaching tomorrow. Can I quote you?! 🙂 Peace and love, Susan

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    1. Marcia

      Thank you, Susan. Blessings in your preaching. I am sure it will be a good word. Prayers for you in your important task.
      Peace and love,
      Marcia

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  2. Marcia, you have stopped me in my tracks. Yes, this s it! Let EACH of us get into our own skin and think about our role in violence. How I miss your deep though provoking words! Thank you!

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    1. Marcia

      Thank you, Lindy, for reading and for your comment. It is good to hear from you. And I miss being in ministry at First Pres Libertyville and all the good work we did together. I hope all is well with you and that you will keep reading and commenting.
      Peace,
      Marcia

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  3. Dr S. Arora

    I appreciate your deep thoughts on the event that shook not only the USA but the whole world. We in India have lesser privileges as compared to you so the common Indian man is more horrified as to how can developed people do this. But on the deeper aspect of this question, the answer is simple. Somewhere somehow each one of us failed in some very important part of our duty towards the society without realizing it. When this makes a huge mound, it will block someone’s sensible thought process towards fellow human beings and this will happen anywhere in the world. It is nice to try hard to make that extra effort on individual basis to prevent such horrible events but the simplest yet the hardest solution remains that each one of us does his duty diligently each day of our life towards the good of others so that our fellow human beings are not disgusted with the world we live in. Amen. OM.

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    1. Marcia

      Thank you Dr. Arora. Yes, Amen. You put it beautifully: “When this makes a huge mound, it will block someone’s sensible thought process towards fellow human beings” Your words point us toward our deep, embodied interconnection and interdependence. We are that tangled up together whether we realize it or not. Our job is to be awake to that interdependence and to live into it with the intention of peace.
      Thank you for reading and for commenting. And peace to you across many miles and land and water. I am thankful for your generous sharing of your wisdom and experience.
      Peace,
      Marcia

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      1. Dr S. Arora

        If interested, you can refer to The third Chapter of The Holy Bhagwad Geeta ( The Song Of The Lord) for the details of how the Universe is interconnected to everybody’s duty. I agree with your thoughts fully. Thank you.

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        1. Marcia

          Thank you, Dr. Arora, for pointing me in that direction. I have long appreciated the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and will take a look at that particular section. Thank you again for reading and for commenting.
          Peace to you,
          Marcia

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  4. Thank you, Marcia. This is really helpful. Violence is all around us and this country seems to be obsessed with it. What am I doing about it? Very good question.

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    1. Marcia

      Thank you, Jeanette, for reading and for your comment. It’s a question for each of us to ask ourselves and for all of us to ask of our communities and institutions. I agree about the societal obsession. It is like a compulsion that we collectively need to reenact/practice/play out over and over again.
      Peace,
      Marcia

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