Today's episode of the catholic church's stairway to heaven tour features more hollow words tucked inside a nuttin-to-see here message, in my view. Basically, ooops sorry for the genocide stuff, feel better now, here's a little prayer, let's go have lunch sometime. Free tickets to the open-air mass were handed out on a bonus no-collection-day-pass to attend some suck-up time in the name of a fairy tale deity that did nothing but stand by for centuries as horrifics of colonialism and genocide brought joy, praise and wealth to demented criminals without reprecussions or even a second look.
I scanned today's homily script, seriously I couldn't break my eyes and brain any further reading its pathological message, so disconnected from the occasion. Vile is how it struck me, this sermon all about preaching religion, rather than imposing sorrowful penace upon themselves for their atrocious genocidal acts. Avoidance and a want to hold no or limited accountability is what they seek, I imagine.
In lieu of today's mass, the full stream of yesterday's amazing & beautious video of Indigenous culture is worth a watch, and oh, notice the survivors and generational freaking pain that knows no end. If you are in any manner inclined to view, it's time well spent. The communities of Native gathering and many ceremonial tributes were beautiful beyond any white girl words I have. I could only listen, reflect and cry. The everlasting pain is incomprehensable and overwhelming. Damn, no words I know can cover it.
Many poignant moments are in this video, foremost the First Nation Grand Entry, and also the Healing Circle, Number 4, the Government of Mother Earth, sacred offerings and reflection and so very much more. Not the least of which gut-wrenchers moments is the loooonnnnngggg ribbon procession with SOME of the children's names printed under their school name where they were persecuted horrifically EVERY SINGLE DAY. EVERY CHILD MATTERS was printed on some tee shirts worn by guests in the arena. This video shows clearly much more than what I've been able to express here. The conversations with professors from UBC Unversity of British Columbia and University of Alberta I found insightful as well.