©The Rev. Eileen Gebbie
Recently, within an hour of each other, I received two text messages:
Roof repair + scotus + immigration madness = I just want to cry
The tent camp situation is making me physically ill. 108 degrees in Arizona. What in the name of God can we do? What do we do??
Then I was sent a link to this tweet by comedian Solomon Georgio:
White Americans that are horrified by today’s SCOTUS news. This is a real good time to wield your privilege for the greater good. If my gay black immigrant ass ain’t giving up hope, that means you need to buck the fuck up.
— Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) June 27, 2018
We are living through a time of enormous every day and existential threats. For some of us, this is new. For others, it has been their reality for generations.
I offer this list of practices for maintaining emotional, physical, and spiritual resilience, particularly for those of us who, due to our race or education or employment or religion or nation of origin or sexuality or gender, have been shielded from having to do so before.
Pr. Eileen Gebbie
I do not suggest prayer as a technique to lure God into solving our problems. I suggest prayer because it grounds us in the source of all being, in the generative power of creation. Because it allows our souls to soar above the debris and damage to gain the vantage point of justice and grace.
Walk, Eat, and Sleep
Nothing is more important than your own good health. It’s the putting on of your oxygen mask so that you can live to help others do the same.