A prayer late at night

Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge; Let me know by love what I know by understanding. I owe you more than my whole self, But I have no more, And by myself I cannot render the whole of it to You.

Draw me to you, Lord, In the fullness of Love. I am wholly yours by creation; Make . . . → Read More: A prayer late at night

Endless War

My rainy day Saturday got a little sadder today. Glenn Greenwald:

…US policy planners have adopted an explicit doctrine of “endless war”. Obama officials, despite repeatedly boasting that they have delivered permanently crippling blows to al-Qaida, are now, as clearly as the English language permits, openly declaring this to be so.It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose . . . → Read More: Endless War

Mnemnos

Once extinguished

The light of the candle is

Forgotten by the walls of my room.

My cup overturned; empty on my desk

Journal open to the last page.

A moon rises through the trees;

I am gone.

Power to prevent people from having grievances

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Steven Lukes:

Is it not the supreme exercise of power to get another or others to have the desires you want them to have – that is, . . . → Read More: Power to prevent people from having grievances