Why Me? Why all of us?
“We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?”
We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us,
And so we might let our own light shine.
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
— Marianne Williamson
Why me? Why all of us?
I came from a loving family.
I am well-educated.
I worked most of my life.
I saved for the future, or so I
I raised a loving family.
I sent some off to college and
into the world.
I gave two to heaven.
Actually, why do 2.5 million
homeless have to walk the streets
Actually, why do 1.5 million
youth have no roof over their head
at night, or even a bed to sleep in?
Actually, why do half a million
Americans go to bed hungry
Actually, why do 14 million
Americans have to stand in a line
called the unemployment line?
Actually, why are 4 million
American families still in the
mortgage crisis, in 2012?
Actually, why do 60,000 homeless
vets bed down under the stars
in the streets of America?
Why in America, one of the richest
countries on this planet?
Ask yourself this: There is no,
no free health care. Yes, I said
no free health care, not even for
the rich. Not even for the ill or
disabled, for the homeless poor,
or for those who are waiting at
death’s door for an organ transplant.
Ask yourself: Why do we as
Americans help to fund the drug
companies? And in the end, we,
I say we, the taxpayers—rich or
poor—have to pay for our own
prescription drugs. Why? Why in
Welcome to America, home of
the brave, home of the free and
opportunity for all!
By the way, home of the homeless.
Only in America.
Love God, love yourself, and
share some love.
Can I get an amen?