Not Yet

A century ago, we were no longer naïve colonial subjects of European empires.  This Victoria Day, I invited you to visit the park 200 imperial yards from here, sporting a statue of ‘Victoria, Queen and Empress, Model Wife and Mother’. By 1919, progressive liberals wanted a secularized version of Revelation’s promise, trusting in the potential of continuity between our heaven and our earth, our city and us citizens.  The Winnipeg General Strike reflected that powerful hope, motivated by a Social Gospel, reacting to a Great War and Russian Revolution.  

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JOHN’S REHAB – AND OURS

What it is like to wonder if you can be trusted again –or trust yourself again?  Most of us know the corrosive suspicion of a family member or partner whom we can’t trust, and who can’t trust themselves.  Fool me once, and you fool me. Fool me twice, and I am the fool. Forgive-and-forget, love without justice, has tragic limitations.  What, and whom, do you find ‘unforgivable’?  Really? Harsh.   

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