Monday, July 25, 2005


I love Mondays--I get more done on Monday than any other day of the week. I feel more energized, more organized, more rested. Could it have anything to do with celebrating Sabbath on Sunday? Maybe God had something there.


Into the West which ended this weekend broke my heart. I think it did show a new generation the sins of their fathers. One of my all-time favorite books about that time is Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. I wonder where the pictures taken by the Wheeler woman landed? Are they in archives somewhere like Matthew Brady's pictures of the Civil War? It is easy to see how lack of communication (telephones,translators, etc.) barred understandings and incited more violence. Are we not continuing our sins with the Native Americans by giving them back their lands so they can build casinos? I wonder if Spielberg and company will publish teacher's guides and a list of their sources later with the DVD? I would like to learn more about the Ghost Dance. Sounded to me like a missionary gone wrong.


Father, in our arrogance we have raped your land and its native peoples. We have used the name of religion to further our sins. We stand before you not meriting grace, but desiring it.

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