Love and compassion – Opinion – The Garden City Telegram


The political discourse in today’s society has caused much anger and hate amongst the American people. Ever since Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president many hate groups have tried to harm his presidency. The bias media mainly CNN, Washington Post, and the New York Times have fueled the hate by reporting many lies about President Trump with unnamed sources.

Recently the political narrative has changed through the media reports because of the events we see unfolding in Texas and Louisiana with Hurricane Harvey. As a nation we must come together as we see our brothers and sisters doing with all the devastation we see with these events. People are coming together to save each other and for at least a short period of time the political rhetoric is silenced. As I watched the heroic rescues going on, I felt that maybe America would reunite with positive energy that we need today within all of our communities across this great nation.

I receive a daily Bible verse in my email each day for inspiration and hope. When I received my Bible verse on Aug. 30 it was from 1 Peter 3:8 – Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble (New International Version). This is what I am seeing with the people helping each other as we go through this devastation.

This nation was founded on Christian beliefs, but as all sinners do, we as a people sometimes stray from God’s message of love, hope, joy and peace. If you don’t have a church family please join mine at Hope Anthem Church. If you have a church then go and continue to invite people to church so God’s message will be spread through this community.

There was only one perfect person on this earth and that was Jesus Christ our Savior. We only live for a short time on this earth so let us all spread love, hope, joy and peace throughout Franklin County.

— Joseph Ferguson, Ottawa

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