Goodwill is humanity's first attempt to express the love of God, for goodwill is the lowest expression of true love and the one most easily understood. It is time that people should, temporarily at least, stop talking about love, about loving their fellowmen, and about the use of love in solving problems, and talk instead upon a lower and more practical level-that of goodwill.
Sweet Surrender The ocean is quiet now, It's only movement - a gentle ebb and flow. For years these seas raged, twisting and turning thrashing up the pain of it's depths, anger, rage, unforgiveness, turned into giant waves, that crashed into the shore, shrieking it's frustration to the silent land. All these years the sun and the moon shone down on these dark turbulent writhing waters with a promise of warmth and gentleness, but the stubborn seas rejected it insisting on it's aloneness in it's pain.
Chinaka Hodge reads her passionate and articulate poem about women in 2016. She reveals our disappointments, denigrations, and loss, yet opens us to the possibility of a lighted future.
Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life. Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself. A woman who listens to her needs and desires. Who meets them with tenderness and grace. Imagine a woman who...