Editor, The Times:
Re: Letter to the editor “2012 AD: How modern is mankind?” by Lloyd Atkins in Jan. 9, 2012 issue.
I am a Christian and do not believe in Catholicism; however, believe Mother Teresa to have been one of the greatest examples of a true Christian.
I have known abuse since the time of my birth, even under the authority of “Christian” ministries, have been misunderstood over the years and suffered more, and have had much injustice come against my family. The only thing Jesus Christ ever taught me through His Word, the Bible, is that I am to forgive ALL, and love ALL, as He forgave all including those nailing Him to a cross. God is love! My life is a learning process as I am still human, but to even feel slight anger towards another brings me conviction and returns me to sorrow and repentance.
Hitler called himself a Christian as do many today who have no clue who Jesus Christ is or what this means. North America was once very blessed with leadership dedicated to God of the Bible; however, when we began demanding that He leave our continent (no prayer in schools, no manger scenes, no Ten Commandments, etc.), He does not force Himself upon us. Unfortunately and to His sadness, as witnessed in 2001, His protection leaves with Him also.
God is also just, as we rightfully expect our court judges to be, and when I consider the direction our world is taking primarily due to man’s choices of arrogance, selfishness, greed, hatred, violence, and vengeance, I can’t help but recall what Thomas Jefferson once said: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”