We must find the good in all our hearts
POPE Francis in his Christmas message is right to emphasise the fact that some people may feel indifferent to the cries of those who are facing hardship.
But, nevertheless, his overall message is a tiny bit confused because he appears to be asking people to forgive those in the church who have been guilty of wrongdoing. Maybe God can forgive them but we humans are not usually so willing to excuse people who have committed crimes.
And the Archbishop of Canterbury is equally a bit out of touch with his Christmas message.
In my view, he should not be emphasising the evil that is inherent in some bad people who are around at the present time as there have always been bad people.
Instead he should be spreading a more positive message about the human race in an attempt to change the world for the better. He won’t necessarily help the world by encouraging us to hate the bad people more.
The world will only get better by each person feeling a genuine empathy for everyone else.
Of course, we have to lock up those who commit atrocities – but that won’t happen any quicker by us good people walking around with hate in our hearts directed at those bad people.
In my view messages of good will during this festive period should be aimed at bringing all good people together to eradicate the unfairness in our society.
H. Gardner, Sale