Into the light
Keep writing, Jeneé Osterheldt. Hate, like shame, thrives in secrecy. Your consistent messages of dignity, respect and honoring every individual flush out those frightened neighbors among us.
Responding in kind to their hate speech would provide justification for them to return to hiding. (Sept. 13, 2A, “‘Tar and feather them’: Marcus Peters’ anthem protests bring out the hate — and love”) Responding by exposing their own speech will relieve the festering shame and fear that underlies the hurtful words.
We, you and each of them are beloved children of God. Interacting with one another in that context allows us to be the best that we can be. I have great respect for your courage.
David P. Winans
Kansas City, Kan.
Hey, guys, I know this year has been a struggle. You all are tired from working so hard to move ahead in the standings.
I cheer and cry along with the other fans you gentlemen have cultivated in the last decade. I just wanted to tell you guys that you inspire me to keep going forward and to complete the jobs or trials in front of me.