Friday, August 3, 2012
Breaking bread with the "enemy"
I am so disheartened by the level of animosity, distrust, meanness and unkindness that is now so pervasive in our American culture. I support traditional, Biblical marriage. I don't hate gay people. I understand that lots of people hate the Catholic Church, and therefore, hate people in the Catholic Church. I still wanna invite them over for dinner.
I hope - and this is just me - that I will always, always, always be willing to sit down and have a meal with someone I don't agree with. I hope that we can enjoy each other's company, find common ground, express our differences of opinion, share our stories and our souls a bit. Gandhi said to be the change you want to see in the world. So, I'm not gonna boycott, I'm not gonna hate or call people evil, I'm not gonna protest and hold a sign by the side of the road.
I will continue to speak the truth, and I will invite you over for dinner. I'm a good cook, and a good listener. I hope to be the change I want to see in the world.