I met DeNova Weaver only recently. Our connection was a shared concern of ours about today’s society. It seems that there is an almost relentless effort to subvert our children. Whether it is the entertainment industry, the journalists, the educators, politicians, etc. it seems like everyone wants to indoctrinate our children – and into things that are far from appropriate for what they should be dealing with. The latest front for this is the King County Library System that was her most recent area of concern.
From my brief and few meetings with her, I can still make some observations. She was not rabidly political or prone to extreme points of view. She was what I would call politely religious (which I would like to think that I am also). And her concerns were entirely valid.
As to our present tense use of “we support DeNova” that does trace back to my own religious beliefs. I do feel it is appropriate to still use the present tense with other believers who have recently passed away. As to that – as a final commemoration we have inserted a portion of her memorial service below:
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
– Mother Teresa”
Mark W Christie
Director of WeMustUnite
See the following links after this one. They talk about the specifics of this outrageous controversy that she was standing up against.