Faith and Hope as we face these extraordinary times
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.- Thomas Aquinas
Now is definitely a time when we need both more hope and greater faith…
As the old year retreats into the past and the New Year lays itself out before us, I know I speak for many when I say good riddance to 2016 and that we share a hope that 2017 brings people of good will, good health, happiness and a share of prosperity.
There is no doubt that we have entered dark and dangerous times, a time in which truth and facts are easily pushed aside by those who rely on fear, hate and lies to get their way.
Furthermore, far too many of our elected officials, and other leaders, frame the debate as simply one between the status quo on the one side and the dangerous upheaval of our society on the other.
But the truth is that a third way must and can be found, one in which a new path is sought and found, a path that treats every person with the respect and support they need and deserve.