WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE

Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective

“Make America Great Again” and “Stronger Together” will soon become more than campaign slogans as this God-awful presidential campaign comes to an end, leaving us with wounds of hatred, mistrust and “baskets of deplorables.”

It’s not unlike the carnage created by the Civil War, which pit neighbor against neighbor and state against state.

As one reporter recently wrote, “Anger and hostility were the most overwhelming sentiments at a Trump rally in Cincinnati last week, a deep sense of frustration, an us-versus-them mentality ….”

How will we find healing from this second “national divide?”

Here’s My Take: The spirit needed is found in words from Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, “with malice toward none and charity toward all.…” Whichever presidential candidate we can imagine saying this, if any, is the one who deserves our vote.

In God’s eye, there are no “deplorables.”

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