Congratulations Reverend Molly Ramsey! Your ordination service was just beautiful. And, I must add, got me thinking once again about the state of our world and how we can forget what it all is really about. One of the questions asked of Pastor Molly was, “Will you love your neighbor and I mean REALLY LOVE your neighbor?” This is a great question for us all to ask of ourselves. Too often of late our political views or views of the pandemic and how we should be responding to it are used as tools for hate and divisiveness. How do we combat hate? With love. It can be hard to hold curiosity and compassion for someone who is spewing hate but I know there is a way in for most people. I’ve heard stories of people coming together in ways most of us dream of seeing. So let’s do as Pastor Molly was asked. Let’s REALLY LOVE our neighbors. It’s the only way to heal the difficult space we find ourselves in these days. Until next time, stay well and get vaccinated!!
Lynn O’Hara, MS, RD, LPC, Licensed Psychotherapist and Registered Dietitian