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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Truth

We hear in the news about news and fake news, truth and fake truth, and real versus fake politicians.  Statistics and media are often manipulated to the point that nothing is clear or respected. 

"I called an old school friend and asked what he was doing.  He replied that he was working on "Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel in a constrained environment."
I was impressed. However, on further enquiring I learned that he was washing dishes with hot water under his wife's supervision."  Reported in a church bulletin

Everything and anything can be manipulated to make it fit our own goals and belief systems.  Many of us are susceptible when our emotions become entrenched in misinformation, calculated inflamed rhetoric, and in an imperfect and callous legal and law enforcement system. 

It is sad that our leaders, especially politicians, are generally concerned about their own political, financial and personal gain. It is never too late for our world to embrace a change to a moral and caring forgiveness as we learn to govern ourselves fairly and justly. 

"Solomon prayed for prudence and wisdom so that he might govern God's people rightly.  Because his request was unselfish, God granted what he sought.  When we pray, we should make sure that our desires are not motivated by selfishness. We should only want those gifts that help us most to serve others."  Reverend Jude Winkler

"Be sure that you first preach by the way you live.  If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head."   Saint Charles Borromeo

I pray for all of the leaders of the world to have mercy on the people they govern and for them to respect all other countries and cultures.  We only have one world.  If we destroy it, we all lose.  If we collaborate, we all win. 

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