In times like these, when CNN and Fox News clamour for my focus and attention I have found the best thing I can do is to read some poetry. It slows me down and helps me recalibrate and ground my life on something more than an explosive image and a sound bite. I don’t know if you know of the poet Mary Oliver, but you should. This week I finished a collection of her poems called Devotions. She has so many poems that help me to re-look at life from a new perspective. I’d like to share one with you called “Of The Empire”. It’s fitting when you look at the politics in the world around us. The question isn’t so much who will we elect as it is who are we becoming.