I’m annoyed that Christmas has already hit the shelves and the airwaves, and we aren’t even at Thanksgiving yet. Not surprised, but annoyed. On the other hand, this commercial for a British supermarket moved me to tears:
A very interesting and thoughtful panel discussing how we got to Ferguson, MO, with NAACP legal defense fund and the Economic Policy Institute.
The Magnificat is the song which Mary sings to Elizabeth upon her meeting — not yet born John leaps in Elizabeth’s womb, and there is joy and a promise of God’s overcoming all injustice.
Here is a version set to music by Augsburg Fortress:
(Piece of trivia: my name is Mary Elizabeth, and today my sisters and I are remembering our father, who died a month ago)
A vividly compelling discussion with Courtney Martin and Parker Palmer:
I know it’s being spread everywhere, so I probably shouldn’t include it here, but I can’t resist this evocative little morsel of creativity: