Tag: Kindness

  • Overwhelmed with Thoughts of Jesus

    Overwhelmed with Thoughts of Jesus

    I’m overwhelmed with thoughts of Jesus. Jesus and God and Christianity and the Lord’s Prayer and compassion and forgiveness and hope and judgement and freedom from judgement and all of the things which made (and make) me feel connected to the Sacred. I don’t know what to do with all of this. It started when […]

  • Privilege: The Other “P” Word

    Privilege: The Other “P” Word

    Yesterday I said, “Be nice.” ¬†Perhaps encouraging nicety is not the right approach. Perhaps to say “be nice”¬†is too simplistic, and worse, reads very much like, “Hush now, your problems are not important,” or, “You are making me uncomfortable with your anger,” or “There really isn’t that much to be angry about, so can’t you […]

  • Be Nice, Pagans. Be Nice Polytheists. Be Nice.

    Be Nice, Pagans. Be Nice Polytheists. Be Nice.

    I had occasion to speak to a very nice, young man last week about online etiquette. For me, what it boils down to is this: Be nice. It may seem simplistic, or perhaps reductive to some. But, I think it’s a good rule. Be nice when you talk to people, whether you know them or […]

  • Where Does Compassion Belong Among Pagans and Polytheists?

    Where Does Compassion Belong Among Pagans and Polytheists?

    I’m having a hard time with compassion. So far, I’ve developed a daily ritual at my altar, I’ve reconciled (for the time being) my differences with my Christianity, I’m working to hold the tension between my Druid Revival leanings and my ADF approach, and all of that feels good. I feel like I’m developing a […]