We are sailboats; our hearts are the sails, and God’s love is the wind.
We are called to receive the love of God and then to make all of our decisions
from out of our communion with Divine Love.
Fr. Scott Traynor
(a hint of fall / Julie Cook / 2019)
I don’t know about you but I’m so over this madness.
Can we, will we, ever get back to just living life side by side?
It is more than apparent that our country is at a stalemate,
unable to move forward on any sort of positive drive toward any
meaningful progress with our woes.
And it’s all because of the reigning mania regarding our President…
as Newt Gingrich says, this is all about the ‘impeachment coup.’
Now throw into the mix a gay Hollywood female actress/ comedian
enjoying an NFL game with a former Republican President of the United States.
She took flack for sitting with him and his wife in their booth at a football game.
She found herself having to defend enjoying her time with the former President.
Her ilk has turned on her.
She is now a traitor.
She enjoyed her time with this former Commander in Chief and in turn, has
had to address her critics.
She told her audience, during her daily talk show, that it’s just a simple matter
of being kind to one another despite having a difference of opinion.
When I saw the clip on the news of her attempt at justification,
I thought to myself…
‘hear, hear Ellen—-kindness indeed!’
But the ire of her ilk has only grown exponentially against her.
They obviously will not tolerate a break in ranks.
She will be a sacrificial lamb for the rabid progressive left.
I admit that I don’t agree with her lifestyle or her choices.
And in turn, I doubt I’d agree with her or her take on politics…
but I do believe in treating all people with kindness…
and so we have a bit of common ground in which to have dialogue.
And have we all not been told…have we all not heard…
Love your neighbor as yourself???
So I ask…Where is the love?
Where is the kindness?
Love and kindness that extends to those who we disagree with?
Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with
all your soul and with all your mind.’
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Kindness and love…
what lovely ideas…
Our response to God, loving Him and loving our neighbor for His sake,
always is the result of having generously received His love for us.
Fr. Scott Traynor
from Parish as a School of Prayer