A Time to Pause for Perspective
11-8-16 has had, for me, the identical effect as 9-11-01: shock. What I hope does not happen is what happened after 9-11-01: when we reached the fork in the road of what to do, we chose the route of anger and war. Our response was disastrous, to us, then and continues to today. I blog, and for anyone interested see Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 at outsidethewalls.org/blog. A wise church pastor in Minneapolis, Fr. Joe Gillespie, helped put the situation in a more hopeful perspective last Sunday. "...we must address our grief, anger and differences in candid conversations based upon civility and respect. Rediscovering faith in a true democratic process, we can become a nation of hope." I will add the entire message at the end of my Nov. 12 blogpost for anyone interested. We are, again, at a fork in the national road. Let's help take the productive and constructive fork in that road.