There were many messages embedded in his epistle, and all of which if adhered to in this society, could make so much of a difference.
Instead, the few voices that venture forward are quickly overwhelmed and submerged by the relentless tides of rancor and rage, of hatreds and hostility, and the naked underbellies that point to the individual contaminations and contributions toward national self-destruction.
This country needs calming voices that present the messages and narratives that give it some hope, some opportunity, and some energy to get us out of the gutter.
I would like to hear more voices, see more people from our ranks of believers and unbelievers, show initiative and courage to take back this country from the few who have hijacked it and misused it for their own nefarious objectives.
This is where church and civil leaders-significant societal presences all-need to shake off the shackles of weakening political allegiances and take a stand.