This quote is from Sharon D. Welch’s book, Sweet Dreams in America: Making Ethics and Spirituality Work (page 26).
I am proposing a simple change in vision. Rather than denouncing or bemoaning the partiality and weakness of others’ responses, let us see them as something to be responded to, played with, and worked with.
Where does this leave us in our work for justice, in our attempts to build and sustain community?
We are not ushering in a new age.
We are not part of a grand cultural revolution.
We are not fighting the war to end all wars.
We are, quite simply, like all the generations before us, and all the generations that will come after, learning to walk.