Positive Words and Actions

A response to: Cardinal George Points to a Different Hope

I am so pleased with reading Cardinal George’s comments on the political future of the United States pertaining to your newly elected president. So much of what has been recently reported has shed a negative light on what can potentially be a new renaissance of government, and as an Australian who has been keenly watching the US election campaign and it’s response, I am glad to hear such an even tempered and positive response.

In Australia, we hear so much about the US election, and it’s fundamental importance in influencing the future of the world, a fact which seems to be lost on so many. Rather than projecting a narrow-minded and conservative point of view, Cardinal George has recognized the potential for positive change that can now be effected in this historic campaign, and I believe that it is attitudes such as this that will win governmental support and garner credence from the general population.

After all, it was an underlying message of Jesus’ that forceful coercion is not the right path, in spite of potentially righteous goals; rather, influence through positive word and action will result in the best outcomes for all.

I pray that self-righteous and conservative attitudes don’t undermine the efforts of those of us who work toward a peaceful future for all citizens of the world.

Thanks Cardinal George for your words of inspiration!

Luke Balzan

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PhD Candidate
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

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