Mirror of Justice

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Overheard Today at the National Prayer Breakfast

Democratic co-sponsor (Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.):  “If we’re to heal our division, we need to spend time together; we need to stop judging one another.”

Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute and a convert to Catholicism:  “How do you do it in a country and world roiled by hatreds we can’t seem to bridge? Contempt kills. Ask God to take political contempt from your heart. And sometimes when it’s too hard, ask God to help you fake it. Ask God to give you the strength to do this hard thing. To go against your human nature. To follow Jesus’ teaching. You believe in Jesus! Follow his teachings.”

President Donald Trump:  “I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong. Nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you,’ when they know that that’s not so.”

Jesus:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.”


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