Normally or should I say before Friday I would wear my hat that clearly shows I'm a Catholic and not take notice. I'm Catholic. It's true. Not a great Catholic but given life's ins and outs, I do try.
But now that President Trump has put a ban on Muslims entering our country I'm not so happy to be
labeled. Actually I'm quite sad and rather disgusted.
What are the numbers?
How many Muslims are seeking refuge versus how many are terrorists? How many hate crimes are committed by those who are of a Christian persuasion? How many school and postal shootings? How many church shootings? Women's health clinic shootings? How many Christians and Jewish people are seeking refuge?
I want a hat that labels me as human, compassionate, empathetic, loving, nonjudgmental.
The boss is on vacation. I'm in charge in an office where customers call in and ask to speak with one of the boys. Five days at the helm. I run a different ship. God give me the wisdom to keep her from running aground.
Move back day... second semester starts. A new beginning, just like our nation.
A million people voiced their opinion over the weekend. There is unhappiness, concern, questions, uncertainty. Our leadership is seemingly vastly different than ever before. The people strong took to the streets.
But working for change takes more than a hat and a sign. It takes vigilance. It takes making action on the local level and watching and working towards change on the national and international level.
Are you angry? Work for change. Are you happy? Work for change.
Are you concerned? Work for change.
These four years maybe the best opportunity for Americans. Only time and our collective actions will tell.