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Claiming Magnificence

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure . . . It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
— Marianne Williamson

A quote by Soren Kierkegaard on Purpose and Potential —
“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating as possibility!”
― Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

As I start 2018, with no job, plodding through group therapy, and a troubled outlook with life, from the bottom looking up, I catch a glimmer of potential and possibilities. Who knows what this year can bring, but I hopefully shall meet it with an ardent spirit.

Only in God’s grace.

Where has the solid witness of Christ gone?

Letter: Where has the solid witness of Christ gone?
By Kevin Tengesdal on Jul 27, 2017 at 5:34 p.m.

Original Letter Sent:

This week, newsfeeds blast reports of politicians from a “Christian” nation determined to revoke healthcare from the vulnerable. A North Dakota Christian spews vile death threats at immigrants. The commander-in-chief tweets his loathing against military personnel who are transgender; as well as regaling his questionable life-capers with a crowd of teenage boys.

Attacks and disrespect against the vulnerable and marginalized continually pour in from many levels of the Presidential Administration. Far-right Anglo Christians have seemingly increased pressure and opposition against any deemed different. Ostensibly, fear and anger also energized many North Dakota Legislators this past Spring.

Where is the voice of ethical and moral reasoning standing a witness against manifestations of anger and fear?

Good Christians, show proof of our Jesus elated with any of these actions from this administration and its worshippers. Show proof of our Jesus asking us to hurl the less-than to the wayside. Show proof of our Jesus thrilled with North Dakota officials kowtowing to out-of-state oil corporations at the sake of Native Americans who strive to protect our environment. Show proof of our Jesus encouraging us to scream racial epithets and hatred against immigrants fleeing war-torn countries for a safer sanctuary. Show proof of our Jesus commending a war against abortion and against homosexuals is far greater than loving your neighbor who is different from you.

Where has America gone? Where has a solid witness of Christ gone? Together, whether non-religious or not, it is past time for us to reclaim our America — America the land of the free, and the home of the brave. Together we can fight against fear, hatred, anger, and all that which destroys the compassionate human spirit.

As posted at http://www.inforum.com/opinion/letters/4303854-letter-where-has-solid-witness-christ-gone in the Fargo Forum:

Where is the voice of ethical and moral reasoning standing a witness against manifestations of anger and fear?

Good Christians, show proof of our Jesus elated with any of these actions from this administration and its worshippers.

Show proof of our Jesus asking us to hurl the less-than to the wayside. Show proof of our Jesus thrilled with North Dakota officials kowtowing to out-of-state oil corporations at the sake of Native Americans who strive to protect our environment.

Show proof of our Jesus encouraging us to scream racial epithets and hatred against immigrants fleeing war-torn countries for a safer sanctuary. Show proof of our Jesus commending a war against abortion and against homosexuals is far greater than loving your neighbor who is different from you.

Where has America gone? Where has a solid witness of Christ gone?

Together, whether non-religious or not, it is past time for us to reclaim our America—America the land of the free, and the home of the brave. Together we can fight against fear, hatred, anger, and all that which destroys the compassionate human spirit.

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