History teaches us that America’s greatness has come from the willing cooperation of people of all faiths and philosophies working for the common good.
Father Bernard McGarty’s own works are testimony to this, and yet he writes a column that sets the good works of Christians above all other faiths and philosophies (Saturday’s Tribune).
Now, more than ever we need our leaders to bring us together, not drive us apart.
Granted the good listed in his column is real and highly commendable, but to attribute all the good things of the world as only because of Christianity is divisive
These are the teachings we can be reasonably certain came from Jesus’ lips:
- Love God and love others.
- Love all people, not just those who agree with you.
- Make peace among people.
- Forgive without reservation.
- Do not judge others.
- Be a servant to all others.
- Model Jesus’ teachings so people are drawn to you spiritually.
- Listen to the Holy Spirit speaking directly to you.
In this season of love, shouldn’t we all encourage the love in one another, celebrate the goodness in all the life around us, and work together for a more just, equitable and kinder society?
Isn’t that what Jesus would want us to do?