By Robert Stetson
Say what? When did that ever matter when it came to our Lodestar community?
What I always loved about Lodestar was that we came together to do our community-building regardless of religious biases, trainings, teachings, leanings and practices and that was exactly as it should be. As it had to be. I treasured our collective and emerging values and our openness...our tolerances. Our inclusive thinking. These are some of the essential elements from Lodestar that we took forward into adulthood. Elements that informed us. The glue that kept us whole even to this day. The gifts that we hold dear in today's polarized and politically charged thinking and troubled times.
Jewish? How about Episcopalian and those Protestants, Mormons, Methodists and Catholics? Throw in some Baptists, Buddhists and Muslims, eh? Add a dash of Agnostics and Atheists--the more the merrier--and what do you get? One terrific "Lodestar Soup," I think! Bring it on: savory, sweet and so sustaining. Makes me hungry! How about you?
Come Back to Lodestar!
Saying it out loud, or even thinking it quietly, the name Lodestar conjures up powerful memories and reflections. And meaning.