Presence Podcast: Words For Now and Later – CITIZEN

It’s been a while since I’ve posted this feature. And it’s also been a while since I recorded this episode.

Even though I’m barely stepping out of my front door these days, it’s amazing how many things there are still “to do”

If you’re new to this feature and my “sub-podcast” check out BODY and AGITATE. You’ll learn at these posts what I’m doing with this sub-pod of my main Presence Podcast.

Words For Now and Later: C is for CITIZEN—C-is-for-Citizen-edc6f9

So, I want to post an image here of “citizen” but Googling that word brings up this:

I think it’s telling about where we are as a civilization these days when just “citizen” by itself brings up a semi-luxury product for sale.

Now, if I Google “citizen” with a national name in front of it, like “Ghana Citizen” (the last country in my “Values For The Common Good” podcast) you find this:

No watches anywhere to be found this time. Do note the “national identity card” in the lower right.

I mention in the podcast episode about my gratitude that John Freeman in Dictionary of the Undoing (the book I’m using to guide this podcast) talks about the Kingdom of God in the context of “citizenship.”

One more Google here. I just did it for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised by the result:

I like this quote because it reminds me of not just who I am, but whose I am.

In the end, this “passport” and citizenship trumps (yes, I use that word as an intentional pun here)

This one (or any other national one):

Lastly, a shout out to my friend Brian (and fellow podcaster of The Poetry Oasis) and his kind review:

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