A friend of mine complained to me the other day that when he went to confession, the priest told him that he was obliged to love his neighbors, all of them. When he almost jokingly asked if that meant he even had to love Barack Obama, the priest said an emphatic "yes."
Sometimes, he complained, God demands the impossible. The priest reminded him that with God's help, all things are possible.
That, in a nutshell, is what Glenn Beck was telling us last Saturday: Love of God and love of neighbor, not political rhetoric and dissension, is the sole solution to our national woes.
My Dad, Ronald Reagan, warned us that a nation that shuns God is on the road to ruin.
Thanks again for the reminder, Glenn.