Jesus said, ‘Love one another’

Published 9:35 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017

To the editor:

All my life I’ve heard men like Donald Trump mix a smattering of truth in with their lies and hatred and find people to follow along.

I have been mostly silent about such matters. No more. Not when the man who is supposed to be leading all of us seems to want to exclude so many people I care about.

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The only race that should matter is the one we all belong to, the human race. To hate someone for the color of their skin makes no more sense than hating someone for having different colored eyes or for being taller or older.

I still haven’t heard a good answer to Rodney King’s simple question, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

We have to start talking to each other. We can’t keep standing on opposite sides of the street yelling at each other. We must learn how to disagree without being disagreeable.

We are all Americans. We must stop trying to tear each other down and start trying to understand each other. We must learn how to love and turn away from hate.

Life is short. Wouldn’t it be better to be remembered for who you loved and not who you hated?

Jesus didn’t tell us to love certain people and not others. He said, “Love one another.” Period. End of sentence. Nothing follows.

Tom M. Moore