The ignorant whine and revile
when the seemingly solid
at their touch.
The wise search furtively
for justice hidden in injustice.
The Taoist sage knows
out of reach
where greed rules
The sage close to Tao accepts
disillusionmen and futility
-- Jos Stabbert.
Many years age i sat in a group counselling session
Sitting in also was an Irish priest
who asked me why i was depressed
I said it was because of the suffering and injustice
i saw in the world. He said, "So,
has your depression made any of that
suffering and injustice go away?"
What we do is a drop in the ocean,
said Mother Theresa of Kohlkatta
but without each drop there would be no ocean.
Will my drop
be a tear of sadness,
or a tear of joy?
Recognition of the limitations on justice
have filled me with anger
and a spirit of vengeance.
I want to have done unto "them"
what "they" have done unto others.
But how productive is that?
Better to be silent and empty
for out of these come compassion