Why Me? Why all of us?


“We ask ourselves,

Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?”

We were born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us,

And so we might let our own light shine.

We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

— Marianne Williamson


Why me? Why all of us?

I came from a loving family.

I am well-educated.

I worked most of my life.

I saved for the future, or so I


I raised a loving family.

I sent some off to college and

into the world.

I gave two to heaven.


Actually, why do 2.5 million

homeless have to walk the streets

of America?

Actually, why do 1.5 million

youth have no roof over their head

at night, or even a bed to sleep in?

Actually, why do half a million

Americans go to bed hungry

at night?

Actually, why do 14 million

Americans have to stand in a line

called the unemployment line?

Actually, why are 4 million

American families still in the

mortgage crisis, in 2012?

Actually, why do 60,000 homeless

vets bed down under the stars

in the streets of America?

Why in America, one of the richest

countries on this planet?

Ask yourself this: There is no,

no free health care. Yes, I said

no free health care, not even for

the rich. Not even for the ill or

disabled, for the homeless poor,

or for those who are waiting at

death’s door for an organ transplant.

Ask yourself: Why do we as

Americans help to fund the drug

companies? And in the end, we,

I say we, the taxpayers—rich or

poor—have to pay for our own

prescription drugs. Why? Why in


Welcome to America, home of

the brave, home of the free and

opportunity for all!

By the way, home of the homeless.

Only in America.

Love God, love yourself, and

share some love.

Can I get an amen?

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