If I didn’t know any better, I would think this whole international, political brouhaha of name-calling and threats between North Korea and the United States was just some kind of political joke. On one level – as stupid as it is – it is a joke. But realistically, it isn’t a joke because the leader of North Korea is dead serious about his threats, and he has targeted the United States of America. That’s us. Our country.
I heard the priest in his Sunday homily say “You all love Pope Francis,” and he went on with his thoughts on the state of the Catholic Church today. I’m afraid I stopped at his statement about what he claims is a total “love” of Catholics today for the man who is currently pope of the Roman Catholic Church. My mind stopped at his “love” statement because I’m not sure all Catholics “love” Pope Francis. First of all, what does “love” mean in the context of the man in the Vatican?
With all the death and destruction surrounding us – man-caused and the wrath of Mother Nature – it’s getting more and more difficult not to be depressed. From the terror of Sept. 11, the threat from North Korea and the ongoing destruction of Harvey and Irma that still rages as I write this – our lives have changed dramatically.
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Selecting a term
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