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Why on Earth am I So Hopeful?

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Posted By: Toledo, 6/2/2020 7:29:49 AM

It could be spring and the reappearance of leaves on bare trees and flowers blooming, but I think it’s really because I do not watch network news or read the New York Times, The Washington Report or The Drudge Report. I live in New York City, which has been christened pandemic ground zero, but I’m still alive even though I am at high risk of dying from Covid 19. What I do watch on Sundays is Mass from my local parish’s Facebook page, and a recent homily by my parish priest was what stirred this feeling of hope.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: udanja99 6/2/2020 8:09:50 AM (No. 429186)
#2, I seem to remember reading that he sold his website. Apparently a lefty bought it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 6/2/2020 8:19:36 AM (No. 429199)
Thank you, Ms. Colon. I also remain hopeful because God keeps His Word.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ken M. 6/2/2020 8:39:19 AM (No. 429226)
Previously posted, a few min. after 5AM.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/2/2020 9:30:25 AM (No. 429279)
Actually, Ms. Colon, in addition to the signs of greening trees, flowers blooming, and the quiet inspiration of personal religious experiences, it's also the voice of positive-minded writers like you that give many of us hope. In your own way you are like the first robin of spring, or perhaps a priest of the Internet. Peace be with you...and with your Word processor.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger 6/2/2020 10:05:11 AM (No. 429338)
I am hopeful because I believe that the communists have overplayed their hand. The saw the election of Obama as a sign we were ready for the final leap to collectivism. They came out and openly admitted they are socialists. They turned the power of the federal government against we the people and also to serve as a branch of the DNC under the presumption that Hillary would win and they'd never be exposed. They transitioned to an attempt to subvert and over throw a duly elected president. They leveraged possible manufactured a health crisis to destroy the economy to win in November. Now they have launched the violent phase of the coup. I pray that more and more people are taking notice. Most of all I am thankful that they have pushed this far before disarming us.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/2/2020 12:05:11 PM (No. 429563)
Alicia, as much as I'd like to, I can't respond any better than the reply offered by reply #5 above. Thanks Mrs. Colon; thanks #5.
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