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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Letter of the Day

A mantra for the coming year


My applause to Time magazine for naming Pope Francis “Person of the Year.” He could well be named “Person of the Century” so far due to his influence on the millions of Catholics around the world. He is a breath of fresh air and humility.

May I also nominate him for “Quote of the Year”? His “Who am I to judge?” should be the mantra for everyone in the coming year. It encapsulates the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments in just five words.

The writer Julian Baggini said, “The greatest moral failing is to condemn something as a moral failing: No vice is worse than being judgmental.”

Let us all, in the coming year, examine ourselves for our own failures before condemning others.

Marilyn B. Signer