In September of 2010, I travelled to Jerusalem to solicit the support of German Journalist Ulrich Sahm. As an intermediary who helped facilitate the transfer of the historic Schindler’s lists to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, and as a keen observer of Mideast politics, Mr. Sahm understands the ramifications of individuals unwilling to confront their prejudices. While visiting with him, he told me “So many events symbolize the weeds from seeds of hatred: 9/11, the reaction to the Danish cartoons in the Muslim world, and more recently the ‘suspended’ plans by Pastor Terry Jones to burn the Koran at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.” After our discussion he recorded this clip:
I presented him with a root feeding tool, that was dipped under a tree at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, IL, to signify our intention to help society reconnect and illuminate our deepest spiritual roots.
No matter how much our inner weeds of rage might try to detach us, a spiritual root feeding will always lead us to the source of everything good. It’s on days like today when we need it the most.