I’ve learned over the years that you can’t please everyone.
It seems like a simple truism, yet I can’t believe how many people don’t understand this.
The more one tries to please everyone, the more he/she fails to please the Almighty One.
Most people learn it the hard way. It seems to me that politicians are the worst offenders. They try to please everyone, by shaping their views on law and order according to the majority opinion regardless of truth or morals. “As long as I am with the majority I can remain in power.”
Sad to say we, members of the clergy, are also guilty. To preach the gospel of tolerance and respect and love is a sacred duty. And offends no one!
But to include in our preaching the necessity of chastity, and reconciliation and Mass attendance appears for many to be too demanding!
What’s the solution?
In the political field we must become interested participants in the social battle by electing men and women, who respect moral values. Remember what Plato said: The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves.
In the realm of religion; pray for good priests and Brothers and Sisters.
Remember folks, we get what we deserve!