Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mitt Romney, Illinois and Emotional Justice

It is never my intention to create division and this blog is only ever meant to uplift the soul and prove a refuge from stress and negativity.  Whatever your political convictions, I hope my words will never prove politically offensive.  But today is an important day and potentially a day of miracles and I would feel quite remiss if I failed to point it out. 

Today is the Republican Illinois Presidential Primary.  Whatever your political convictions I invite you to lay them aside and listen to a miraculous possibility with an open heart.  Mormonism has long been the subject of hatred in this country.  In its infancy the Mormon Church was subject to persecution, murder, torture, and infamy.  In Missouri the governor pronounced it legal to murder Mormons on sight - man, woman and child.  But the darkest moment for the Mormon people came when their beloved first leader was brutally murdered in cold blood by an armed mob in 1844 in Carthage, Illinois.  This event has inspired heartache and tears in millions ever since that miserable day.   Today, by what seems an absolute miracle, Romney, a Mormon, enjoys a 14 point lead in that state.  Let us put aside our differences for this one day, and recognize that this could prove a powerful moment of joy and justice in the hearts of millions of people around the world.  For them, the White House is not the point today. 

When the injustice of life troubles your mind, when you feel that evil is winning in the course of your life contrary to fairness and decency, remember that goodness can win in the end.  I find it profoundly beautiful that the Vatican City is situated in, of all places, Rome, where thousands of early Christians were torn to pieces for the amusement of the populace and where the Emperor Nero set the city aflame, blaming the Christians as an excuse to exterminate them.  And there in the ashes arose the international headquarters for the mother Christian faith of the Western World.  When the frustration of injustice overcomes you and you do not see those who have injured you paying the price for their actions, know that there is a Higher Being who oversees all things and He is only waiting for the right time and opportunity to raise you higher than you ever could have imagined.

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