As I look at the electronic feeds and printed stories, it is almost overwhelming. There is so much news coming out of every country that is violent, filled with hate, intolerance and xenophobia.
And yet, down through history, there have been people who have gone against the tide and reached out with compassion and kindness. People who have changed the lives of others, through their goodness and light. They didn’t do this for personal gain. They just reached out to the unwanted, the marginalized, the “others” that their neighbors feared. Their courage and caring led the way for them, as it should for us.
May their examples lead our way.