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Father Len and Irish grapple with the difficulty of having a spiritual, moral, and meaningful conversation about the slogan “black lives matter.”
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- Father Len explains why he is reticent to make statements about political slogans.
- It’s cowardice for religious leaders not to lead and speak out about spiritual and moral issues.
- People have to come to the truth by themselves, but religious leaders can and should help lead them there.
- “We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.” – Blaise Pascal
- We have become so politically rigid, polarized, and hell-bent on winning in the United States that the search for truth gets lost.
- There are good people and evil people. The line between good and evil cuts through every human heart.
- Father Len is reading “Black like Me” by John Howard Griffin to become more compassionate and feel the pain and suffering that can come from discrimination and being a minority.