This week, I reminisce about listening to programs on the radio as a child, some that scared me and my siblings, and some that my parents certainly didn’t approve of.
I also discuss a book I recently finished about the life of Jack Benny, who I used to listen to on the radio. In this book there was a quote by his daughter Joan that stayed with me, “It’s important to one’s education to know all about the world’s religions and beliefs, not just your own”.
I think it’s time for us in this country to recognize our religious differences and be tolerant and understanding of each other. My faith is the Christian faith. I believe Jesus is my Savior and he taught me what God is like… loving, forgiving, accepting of me and my humanity. Through my love for Jesus, I have sought to bring his teachings to others. But as I was taught in seminary that can only be done with love, never ever by condemnation. I wish our schools could teach our children the basics of the predominant religious beliefs of the various people of our nation. It is overdue for us to be at peace with each other. Let us begin with respect and knowledge of other’s religious beliefs, and to love each other.
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In Christian love, Ken.