May 2017 be a good one!
2016 has painted some scenes of amazing beauty
into our family life
Unfortunately world developments have cast some major shadows on what the futurecould seem to have in promise.
The arrogant indifference shown to major suffering and tragedy in the world beyond our borders is discouraging .. The violence and suffering that political interests have demanded of ordinary people makes us ashamed of some of the political forces that influence our world.
Even more disturbing is the apparent moral meltdown in a heritage of honorable values we have known. Values that have been selfishly and carelessly discarded in major world politics of leading nations and organizations that we have trusted .
Perhaps the challenge most acute for 2017 will be for us
as individuals to personally be willing to stand alone in our
communities (if we must), for the basic honorable principles and
moral values we believe in and trust.
Simple values like respectand integrity for all our fellowmen,, kindness, non-violence, justice ,respect for genuine truth and reality, compassion and empathy for the downtrodden and less fortunate–
Will we dare to stand for and openly support our inner belief in what is right 2017?
Or will we just 'look the other way'?
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