With Patience and Courage

Hold to the Good

I had a good idea recently. Stop hyperventilating about Donald Trump and focus instead on American history; really focus. It is helping me and I highly recommend it. There is, of course, so much to hyperventilate and worry about, something new every day: Russian interference in the election and the President’s obvious unconcern, his rejection of the high moral vision expressed in American foreign policy for two and a half centuries and replacing it with a starkly different vision articulated by two top presidential advisers, H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn in the Wall Street Journal: “The President embarked on his first foreign trip with a clear-eyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage.” That is a very different and harsh vision which David Brooks described as “moral decoupling…morality has nothing to do with anything…

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2 thoughts on “With Patience and Courage

  1. With patience, courage, and God’s almighty help. I think God alone can turn this country back. But the godlessness of the current administration….. They have turned their hearts to stone. Kyrie eleison. Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy.

    I can’t write decent paragraphs with this mayhem going on.

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    • Carolyn, it will take a miracle of judgment and mercy to get out of this. One would be hard pressed to find a more antithetical set of values to the Sermon on the Mount than Donald Trump’s (or his ghost writer’s) description of his world view in his book. There is nothing there but a heart of stone. No Lord other than his own small self. And no mercy.

      Kyrie Eleison. Amen.

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