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So often we here on Kos delight in bad news.  How quickly our love for our own cause turns to hate.  Let's not go there.  Let's delight in all the good things we have accomplished on this site, in our daily lives, and within ourselves.  There is much to be thankful for today and there always will be much to delight us.  

Today is Easter Sunday, an important date for believers and non-believers alike.  A very human man, either literally or metaphorically, depending on how you believe, rose from the dead and conquered even death itself.  Think about all the people we individually have admired over the years who have been taken down by the forces of evil, particularly when the status quo found itself challenged by their very being.  Think of all our own individual stories, which weaved together in responsible ways build us up and do not tear us down.  

And if we do not forget why they lived and died and we do not forget their stories, their struggles, and their history, these good people shall not have died in vain.  Instead, we will have a new birth of freedom.  It is up to us to ensure that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.  

This is why I draw strength from the message of Easter, while understanding that the Christ-centered model repels some, but empowers many.  I hope it empowers us all to look beyond individual selfishness, fear, and all of the permutations of the dark side of human behavior and human nature.  

Let us delight in the good news, for a change.  Life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friends.    

Don't you know it's gonna be
alright?

Originally posted to cabaretic on Sun Mar 23, 2008 at 06:06 AM PDT.

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