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In time of crisis, there must be peace and discourse Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In a time of crisis in our land, our people are called to repent, to pray, and to praise God. We are to be a prayerful, sacrificial people. We are to be a “Light for the World.”

We are to forgive and start anew. We are to recognize that God calls us to reconciliation. We must reach out to our neighbor — to start anew and seek the highest holiness.

The common ground must be love, peace, charity, and respect for others. Our history of kindness must be carried forward without reservation for past hurts.

We must seek the help of a loving God who promises that in our union and communion with God and one another, we will find the strength and resources to bring us through to a new day in unity and forgiveness.

We must not delay starting anew. Permanence in prejudice toward another bring long-time animosity and loss. We cannot afford further division and discord.

Let us start anew and not turn back again to the destruction of the past. Let us go forth in peace to love and serve our God and our neighbor.

Deacon Jack Fernan, Monona