As we say hello to Groundhog Day and so long, farewell, aufedersein, and goodbye to Christmas, Hanukkah, The Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa or any other collective expression of mankind’s concern for the life of our planet, a checklist if you will of thing that are still undone. Things that should give us all pause. Especially those who profess a faith in a benevolent deity.
Peace in the Middle East
Unwanted genital mutilation
Peace in Africa
Eradication of Malaria, Small Pox, Yellow Fever…(far to many curable diseases to mention)
Honest wages for honest work
Fear of compromise
…and on, and on.
Whether or not you subscribe to the Bible, or the Koran, the Old Testament or New, the Tanakh or the B’rit Hadashah. Or, perhaps nothing at all, one cannot argue that the greatest gift anyone can give, is the gift of love.
Loving your neighbor is the first step in curing the ills of our planet.