If the world is eventually going to be safe for every child, the staus quo of dominator politics and economics must be transformed into what Martin Luther King, Jr. called the "Beloved Community". This new politics and economics must also be rooted in the personalism of community organizing and activism. Those who either possess the power, or represent the principlalities that currently rule this planet, will not yield their power, wealth, or control without the confounding challenge, vision, and determined perseverance of enlightened revolutionary masses in every country. The nonviolent "Soul Force" of Gandhi and King provides the activist with the "revolutionary compass" to maintain our focus on the "true north" of justice, equality, sustenance, and peace for all -- not just the very few.
Just say the Word
And every border
Will vanish this very night.
We could tomorrow all wake up
And not know if we're coming or going.
Then we might finally understand:
We are all, each one of us, aliens
Until our pilgrim hearts
Find their rest in Your embrace...
"La Illaha, Il Allahu"
We think we are many,
But we are really only one...
(Just say the Word...)
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.