Our Folded Hands

Women helping Women. Reaching out to the Sister who still suffers. Helping each other through the Good times and the Difficult times. To get to the SOBER way of life, One Day at a Time.

Promise of a new Day

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. —Martin Luther King

…Safe in our own homes, or deep into our jobs, it’s difficult to remember that we’re part of the indivisible life of each, and that everything we do

affects that “network of mutuality, ” just as we’re affected by it. Stop and think of the beautiful image of the Arctic tundra, or the atmospheric envelope.

These are parts of the world that we may have thought of as inert, nonliving, until we learn how delicate is their sensitivity to everything that touches them. And everything touches them, as everything touches us. We are as much a part of the rhythm of life as the delicate web of roots that hold the permafrost in place. The same overarching world spirit inhabits us, and we are as necessary as molecules of oxygen. At last, we have achieved the capacity to communicate with our fellow human beings. Let us hope we can do it as well as sparrows do, or grass does, for we can shape our destiny even as we’re shaped by it. I will try to live today so as to answer for it to all my fellow creatures.