This entry is a long time coming.A fellow-blogger named Brother Tim passed away some time ago.
And although I never got to meet Brother Tim in-person, I feel I know who he was, and what was important to him.
Brother Tim's blog was called "Blog of Revelation". (There's a link to his blog, in my list of "Poets, Bloggers, and Others" to the right of this entry.)
The "Revelation" part was a bit scary to me. I was not at all sure what that would mean, particularly since his sub-heading read "...From a TRUE Christian Viewpoint."
What I discovered (to my immense, un-ending delight!) was that Brother Tim was part of the movement of Christians who are stridently liberal and progressive, and committed--imagine this: to the concerns of Jesus the Christ, who asked us to not merely "Love [our] neighbor." but to "Love [our] enemies." The committments of Jesus included not only Peace, but Social Justice--quite liberal concerns.
Brother Tim's actions of peace were consistent.
He blogged about concerns over mideast tensions and two unnecessary wars(Afghanistan and Iraq)and posted entries about his beloved "Wally Da Weasel" with equal grace,and enthusiasm. For Brother Tim--from what I can tell--he was about committing to acts of peace which included railing against injustice by government, and also about committing to rescuing various animals, and giving them a loving "forever home".
Brother Tim showed by example, what it is to be inclusive, non-judgemental,and all-loving.
For me, someone who not long ago called herself a "Cheerful A-theist/Non-Theist",his unapologetic spirituality was deeply affecting.
I could keep writing my own thoughts,but I'd rather you read his.
Brother Tim, RIP.