The last time I provided a bit of "Bumpersticker Wisdom" in this blog, the date was April 24, 2018, which is something like four years ago. While this blog posting is going to appear on May 20th, I am actually typing in this brief explanation on April 23, 2022.
What sort of "Bumpersticker Wisdom" did I offer four years ago? First, I provided the following piece of advice (conveying a sentiment I continue to espouse, with or without a bumpersticker to make the point):
Second, I added the following admonition to that 2018 blog posting, just for fun:
As for today's "Bumpersticker Wisdom," that "Love Thy Neighbor (NO Exceptions)" advisory comes to us thanks to the Friends Committee on National Legislation - and to the owner of the car I saw parked in the Stevenson College parking lot as I showed up to speak to a "Teach-In" class on the climate crisis, on April 22, 2022, an "Earth Day" afternoon.
I probably should have saved this blog posting for a presentation on Sunday, since the bumpersticker reminds me of what I heard almost every Sunday, growing up in the All Saints' Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, California.
Quakers don't do "liturgy," but the Episcopalians definitely do, and here is a snippet of that liturgy that I never forget.
Note, please, that even without the "liturgy," the Quakers agree:
When asked which commandment is greatest, Jesus responds (in Matthew 22:37): “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Bumpersticker wisdom. Really good advice!
(1) - Gary A. Patton, personal photo
(2) - https://www.neverbetter.com/product/were-all-in-this-together-sticker-bumper-stickers/
(3) - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/461689399272773404/?lp=true
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