What do Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Jesus, Apostle Paul and Pierre Teilhard have in common? They all maintained that love is the highest value of life.
Martin L. King wrote, “What is the highest good of life? It is love. He or she who love is a participant in the being of God.” (Christian Century, June 1957).
Gandhi wrote, “Truth and nonviolence are, to me, faces of the same coin. The law of love will work, just as the law of gravitation will work, whether we accept it or not.” (All Saints by Robert Ellsberg, p. 53.)
Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. You must love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22, Good News Translation)
St. Paul said, “In this life we have three great lasting qualities: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love, follow, then the way of love.” (I Corinthians 13)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the French philosopher-scientist wrote, “The day will come when we shall harness for God the energies of love, and on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, mankind will have discovered fire.” (All Saints, Robert Ellsberg, p. 162)
Consider President Trump’s policies for our nation and the world:
- He abandoned our commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. In calling climate change a hoax, he is allowing for devastating climate conditions. The lives of countless people will be harmed and their futures made bleak.
- Trump is committed to preventing refugees from crossing our southern border with a 30-foot wall. He intends to cap the wall with razor wire to injure those who climb over the wall. He also plans to have the legs shot of those trying to cross over, including children.
- Trump has decided to abandon the international agreement with Iran to monitor and regulate their nuclear processing. In doing so, the opportunities to negotiate in good faith are lost.
- Trump’s decision to impose tariffs has brought uncertainty in the world markets. Much good will has been lost.
I wonder in all these matters, why was there no Congressional input? Does President Trump really have all that power?
Trump’s leadership lacks any and all morality. He fails to consider the impact of his policies upon the people of this world. In the past, United States has always sought leaders of high moral ground. It is time to replace Donald Trump.