Letters to the editor

Trust in the Lord

To the Journal editor:

Jan. 1, 2019. A New Year. Regardless of what your pain or anger may be as you head into the new year, please take a break.

Then, as you passionately agonize over any issue, just as passionately pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” over those same issues. Then step back and surrender them to the One who came at Christmas to teach us that prayer.

Christ came at Christmas because we are better people than to continue going the direction we are currently traveling. Please, please, please exercise the alternative. Peace anywhere begins with the peace within us individually.

The next time you feel tempted to vent anger, hostility or destruction towards another person, group or situation, please stop and ask, “Am I not a better person than this?” If Yes, please take another moment to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done” and then leave it right there. Thank you.



Tunnels are key

To the Journal editor:

When I was little, we used to go to grandpa’s farm a lot, downstate, near Dexter.

What fun I had running around his big front yard looking for gopher tunnels.

The earth would be raised up several inches and I would clomp on those areas sinking them in. Goodbye, Mr. Gopher! Wow, that was fun.

So why don’t we take lesson from ruining rodents’ tunnels and get rid of drug runners (and illegal immigrants) at the southern border?

We could collapse their damn tunnels and save $5 billion. I will ask a only a small consultant’s fee!