At times, the fight to make this world a better place can seem overwhelming. One of the most dispiriting aspects is that the struggle is mostly against our politicians, the very people we entrusted with the duty to act in our best interests.
They value everything in dollars. Their morality must be ours. Their suspicions and intolerance are projected onto us. They listen to well-connected people rather than well-informed people. Wealth accumulation is their only motivation.
One could be forgiven for despairing, for doing what so many have done, giving up on politics altogether, unable to take any more of the lies, corruption, nastiness and greed.
But out in the real world, truly inspirational people are making a difference.
One such man is Father Rod Bower who works tirelessly to remind us all to be kind to each other.
Watch his interview on 7:30 report. It is good for the soul. After spending so much time listening to politicians, it actually made me cry with relief.
He also makes me laugh through the tears with his clever wit.
“Apparently we won’t always have Paris”
Thanks Father Rod for all you do. You truly make it a kinder more compassionate world. And you help keep the bastards honest! (Can you say that to a priest?)
This gentle, caring man is what a real leader looks like.