that’s all i have to say about that

“Momma always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.”

Forrest Gump

“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance – it is not.

It is suffering from tolerance.

Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos.

Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted

as it is overrun with the broadminded.

The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision.

It is a silent acquiescence to evil.

The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.”

~Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

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setting the table

Memorial Day.

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. Parades take place, the grill is dusted off for the first time.

But actually, it is much more than that.

Memorial Day is in remembrance of soldiers who fell in combat risking their lives for their country.

It is about gratitude.

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remembrance

On Monday we honor the fallen.

But today, let’s not forget those who have been left to pick up the pieces.

(Let us) be better at remembering their sacrifice too.

Because there’s not enough “I’m so, so sorry,” that can be given.

But we can always listen.

To their loss.

To their fear.

To their joy.

To their pain.

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