Letter: Pray for the future

Yes, there is hope today. Be at peace with yourself.

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To the Editor: 

Three weeks and 39 mass shootings since Jan. 1; five law officers beating to death a young person on the way to his mother’s home. This is America in 2023;

Where did all this hatred come from? We have no patience with each other. We do not believe what our forefathers (who came to America) stood up for and lived out the words when they wrote in the United States Constitution.

“That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”

  1. We are afraid to stand up for what is right! We are afraid of what other people will think of us if we do. We do not tolerate others if they do not think like we do.
  2. All of us are guilty. That little bit of anger grows when we foster it in our hearts and minds; then it fosters to the point of taking someone’s life. We do not have the confidence in trusting people to do the right thing; we lose patience, then our worst angel takes over.

Take the farmer. He plants the seed, being patient in the fruits of his labor, hoping for good weather that he will harvest a good crop. The farmer trusts in his better angel. “Hope is a good thing.” We are at a crossroads in this country and the world.
In 1862, the leader of our country, Abraham Lincoln, put on our currency “In God We Trust.”


Thinking of my great-great-grandparents who came from Germany and Prussia to escape military servitude; worked hard from Monday through Saturday, gave up some of their family necessities to build a beautiful church. They took their family to church on Sundays.

Yes, there is hope today. Be at peace with yourself. Thinking of a young lady who a couple of years ago wrote an article “We have got to get our prayer engines going.”

Thinking of a principal in a public school, who framed a picture of a penny “In God We Trust” (which hangs on the wall in the entrance to that school office.)

Tom Fergen


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