I am kneeling

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Kneeling with respect for George Floyd and all those who died at the hands of other people.

Kneeling with sorrow for the suffering we humans inflict on ourselves.

Kneeling with the recognition that I too have the potential to hurt or kill out of fear and anger.

Kneeling with knowing that only I can change myself.

Kneeling with gladness, seeing there are many people right now stopping and wanting to change.

Kneeling with sympathy for the painful consequences of our past collective acts we will all still have to bear.

Kneeling with devotion, asking That Which Is Greater than any of us to help and protect us all.

I am not one to join public demonstrations – yet – and am not telling anyone what to do.  I just want you to know that I am kneeling.