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