May this be a year of love and kindness
May strangers come to be friends
May truth and compassion always guide us.
This #NewYearPrayer song came through my Facebook feed this morning via NYC’s famous 92nd Street Y, and as I play it on repeat it holds a hopeful grip around my heart. If this were 2009, I might embed the song on a loop for this post, but then I’d immediately have something to repent for come Yom Kippur. For those of you blissfully unaware of the auto-playback, in ye olde blogginge days of yore some foolish folks arranged it so when you’d visit their blog a song blasted each visitor hello (and then goodbye as they ran to slam the door to that website, never to return.)
Christians swear up and down that Jesus was a white man with blond hair and blue eyes. Did the Bible say he had hair of wool? Maybe he was rocking a Jew-fro, since he was actually Jewish. How did y’all come up with this Jesus who has hair that’s been flat-ironed so straight, I’m left wondering what anti-frizz spray he used? Was that how he used the myrrh oil the wise men brought him on his birthday? (I’m Judging You, p. 141).
As I enter the Jewish High Holy days, I will be considering my own Do-Better list. How will you Do-Better in 5777 ?? Leave a comment below with an item from your Do-Better plan, and I’ll pick a winner at random (continental US for shipping, please).
p.s. Locals, don’t miss a chance to hear Luvvie read from her new book as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival coming up soon at 9pm on October 22nd!
She’s a warm funny-as-hell truth teller.