Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fighting for the voiceless

Preparing to fight ;-)
We were encouraged to be a voice for the voiceless at our Ash Wednesday service yesterday at Valley of Peace Lutheran.  Our pastor, Chris Bellefeuille, noted that voiceless include those without political clout and yes, even our increasingly endangered environment.

Last Sunday a friend from church shared an article about Dr. John Abraham, an engineering professor from the University of St. Thomas, who dared to challenge a vocal climate-change skeptic (John Abraham takes a stand).  Name calling an a threat of a lawsuit resulted when Dr. Abraham took on this skeptic's highly questionable statements.

Blessed are they that are persecuted for speaking truth to power.  This lenten season I would encourage us all to be advocates and fight for those who have little voice or power, especially our endangered environment.

PS  This is a fun picture I posed for.  I managed to get 11 stitches to the eye from a boot hockey incident this past Saturday.  Wish I could say the black eye was from doing battle for social justice.

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