The People Speak Out

Local voices connecting globally

This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the Good.  (Pope Francis)

Canon Law 212 calls upon the laity to speak up:

2 - The Christian faithful are free to make known to the pastors of the Church their needs, especially spiritual ones, and their desires.

§3. - According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.

Dear Friend,

Have been trying to condense what I've learned over the years and share what I feel we most need now, Equal Respect, People's Equal Rights, Opportunity, "Equality". This is the heart of the Golden Rule to treat others with Equal fairness. The desire found in all good hearts and in the Godly beliefs of most people.

The same Equal Justice Jesus taught as the sum of all laws and Prophets: to put God's Holy Love in your heart first, so you can Love others, even your enemies, as you love yourself.

Pray for hearts to change from selfishness, greed, or desire to rule over others unfairly, while we work to help turn the many in wage slavery, to good living wages, from violence, wars, and destruction.

Let us encourage those who make and uphold the laws to act justly and equally fair for all. And for none of us to make profits god!

Inequality has kept our world in one war after another for hundreds, even thousands of years and primarily under the more aggressive males ruling.

Yet God is our Mother as well as Father!

One is not more important than the other! We need "Equality" and the more feminine cooperative balance.

Evil tends to rule when "might makes right", and is not the best way!

I was shown God's Hand on my 5th Birthday and not given another such sign for over 25 years when I asked God for a spiritual "Rebirth", what Jesus said we needed to enter Heaven both here and after this life. Did not see God's Hand again but did feel again God's Strong Presence after two weeks of praying, whenever I could and in repentance, then heard clearly the one word of "Equality".

For more than 40 years I have been trying to find ways to understand and share. Often feeling failure when we would only have 10-15 at Peace Vigils for Viet Nam, years ago yet now realize how God's Holy Spirit has spoken to many about "Equality" in Civil Rights, Worker's Rights and this Jan 2017 when many thousand's came together to march here in Tennessee over our Cumberland River Bridge in Nashville, to support people's Equal Rights and their desire to live in Peace and Freedom.

I believe Peace within, as well as without are possible when we seek The Holy Spirit's guidance to "Peace and Goodwill for all".

Much love and concern,

Betty C. Dudney

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