Just as in those fresh days from decades ago, Baez continues to sing out injustice, the challenge and responsibility to be decent in a world bent on bending goodness into greed and simple pleasure into perversity. It brought to mind the prophet Ezekiel.
Ezekiel spoke the difficult truth to a community in exile: perpetual sin left them spinning their wheels, going nowhere. His vision of a wheel within a wheel provided a new mechanism not only for prayer, but also for hope itself.
We're still fighting the war in Afghanistan, and in Iraq. We're paying money we don't have for the local authorities to destroy a Judeo-Christian holy site. So, what would Eckhart Tolle advise us to do?