Letter writer: We may need Hank Willliams for inspiration on how to treat others

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Who will be left to fear/hate when America has been mixed to a brown/tan skin color, and there is no denying the fact that every family has a member who is homosexual who needs brotherly love as all humans do?

Is there a chance that we will then begin to unite as people and demand that our government treat people like people with equal protection and opportunity under the law in this great nation? Or will we continue the hatred and fear which cripples America now, thereby allowing our political leaders to exploit our divisiveness to the benefit of the ultrarich as they are presently doing?

Pope Francis’ encyclical calls for deeper caring for people as well as natural resources. Let’s hope our Catholic brothers and sisters heed the call and lead the way. I am reminded of the legendary Hank Williams’ great song “I Saw the Light.” This may be one of those times when we need a light to guide us back to a better way to live together as people on earth.

— Dave Waldrop


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One thought on “Letter writer: We may need Hank Willliams for inspiration on how to treat others

  1. rational response

    Well said. We are all in this together, interconnected as never before. Pope Francis gets this and calls all people, not just Catholics, to a new level of consciousness toward how we must act in a more interconnected world. This includes understanding that every action we take effects everyone else, especially when it comes to our daily use of energy. Hopefully enough of us will “see the light” that we will bend the curve in our daily actions AND create the political response so that care for our common home is more entrenched in the laws of the land.

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