Monday, August 1, 2011

Rainbow for the Truce

It was almost sunset in the Rocky Mountains when news of the truce in Washington DC reached us.

The heavens smiled with relief after two stormy days: this rainbow appeared.

The budget deal is not perfect, as Nancy Pelosi and others say.

But promises are being kept to those on Social Security and Medicare and to those who have loaned money to the USA.

If only this rainbow could promise us "never again," like the covenant between God and all living things after the flood in Noah's time.

If only the leaders of this nation could agree to work for peace and justice....