Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Let Nothing Upset You

The front page of today's New York Daily News is a horrific abomination, a twisted perversion of what a newspaper once was and should be. A color photo of Donald Trump in clown makeup accompanies the huge headline: "Dawn of the Brain-Dead." It also labels his supporters as "mindless zombies" and does nothing to calm the increasingly troubled waters of our political landscape. (Seascape?)

Okay, agreed -- the Daily News is nothing more than birdcage liner. Still, many people read it, and for those poor souls who are not bright enough to form their own opinions, it has weight. If only the following inspirational passage were on the front page of instead, it might help the zombies on both sides of the aisle feel better about the world:

Let nothing upset you;
Let nothing frighten you.
Everything is changing;
God alone is changeless.
Patience attains the goal.
Who has God lacks nothing;
God alone fills every need.

            – Saint Teresa of Avila

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