I wanted to share these thoughts with you again at a time when there is so much divisiveness in our nation and intolerance for people different from us. Fear causes us all to speak and act in ways that are harmful for our souls. I pray that we may find compassion and kindness again for one another and learn to see others through the eyes of Christ. He taught not hatred and violence, but the message of love, forgiveness, and acceptance. Let us strive for that in the months ahead and our nation will benefit greatly by doing so.
It is so easy to make assumptions that people never change their feelings and thoughts. That what happened a month ago and what you think and feel now are the same. We think, if you stole something when you were twelve, you will probably steal today. The reality is we are constantly changing and evolving with every experience we come in contact with. Every person we meet has the power to influence or change us. Music inspires us. The written word can make us do the impossible and it can also shatter a soul. Acts of kindness can change attitudes. The beauty in nature that we have contact with can also heal our brokenness. The things we assimilate in to our minds, and souls can change us. If we take in evil, it…
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