fall will certainly be a time when all of us will be bombarded with
political messages as we approach another presidential election.
Sometimes, after you hear one too many speeches, they all
begin to sound the same. For
a long time now, the catchwords of many seem to be "family
values" and politicians are using them widely. What are family values?
Some families are held together by their honor and love of
God, their respect and caring for each other….but many, sadly, are
not. Rather than family
values, I would hope more emphasis would be placed on the values
that Christ taught….the value of human life; sharing our means and
care for one another unselfishly-unconditionally with
humility, perseverance and justice for all. These
values not only hold true in a family unit, but would greatly enhance
our world if all embraced them.
Although the political announcements and speeches may be
tiresome, please join me in listening carefully and voting even
more carefully, asking God to guide our choice.
Let us pray together, that the values that I know you and
I hold dear…based on the inspired word of God…will be in the minds
and hearts of those who lead us.
God bless you and keep you always,
Father Anthony, M.SS.CC.