Muses for the holiday season - 2020

On America…

We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever. - Ronald Reagan

On Unity…

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the perfect present for the test of our civilization. – Mahatma Gandhi

On Violence…

Violence is immoral because it profits from hatred. It destroys the unity and makes the brotherhood between people impossible. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

On making a difference…

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. – John F. Kennedy

On Discipline…

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. – Abraham Lincoln

On Freedom…

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. - John Adams

On the New Year…

This New Year is more like closing an old chapter of life and beginning the new one. Seize it and live it well showing grace and mercy all along the way.

Wishing you God’s blessings, good health and peace in the New Year! NLR