That the way of God never demeans the name of another individual. The way of God seeks honorable solutions to complex problems. The way of God makes for better human beings.

When I was Bishop of Stockton I offered regular reflections on the social, political and personal dimensions of life to a small number of subscribers. I sought to root these thoughts in the words of the Gospel and to write them in a way that would provide for the reader an opportunity to conscientiously apply the gospel to real life situations. Now that I am retired I plan to continue offering periodically the “Keep in Mind” reflections on Twitter and my new website.

The Gospel remains an empty word if it does not help us determine how to respond in every dimension of our lives, socially, politically and personally. God cannot be isolated from any part of human experience.

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