This little pup didn’t really learn any consequences from getting into the flour. There were consequences… but she may or may not have connected them. Or at least I’m assuming that, but I fully confess I’m no dog psychologist. But dogs have been eating things they shouldn’t for millennia and offering them back to the world. yuck. (why no, i don’t have a pet…)
But we need to think more closely about how our acts and our non-acts affect people.
Particularly today, I think about all the shootings of Black men. We’ve been being horrified for years now. But most of us, and I include myself here, do nothing to stop it. Nothing to dig into the racism. Nothing to be supportive of the folks whose lives are in danger. Nothing to cry out. Nothing even to support the cops making such awful decisions… and this is from years of racist policing.
Where are our voices. Because the consequences from this land at our door as well.
That’s hard medicine for me to swallow. Turning to that old prophet Ezekiel: “Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash…”
All the words there are hard, aren’t they… Peace and Consequences. Let us Peace that the consequences begin to change.