LETTER: Let’s pray for a miracle—the redemption of Donald Trump

To Ozaukee Press:
    Our poor president (especially poor in eloquence) probably does not need any more “piling on” after his meeting with Putin in Helsinki, but it comes with the territory of the most visible man on the planet as the United States president.
    Even the Wall Street Journal, consistently one of the staunchest allies of Donald Trump, was truly pointed in an editorial on the day after Trump returned from Helsinki: “Mr. Trump marched through Europe with more swagger than strategy. His diplomacy is personal, rooted in instinct and impulse, and he treats other leaders above all on how much they praise Donald J. Trump.”
    Right on! Especially coming from one of the president’s most consistent defenders. This very Republican newspaper, read faithfully by bankers, investors and many other professionals in America and all over the globe, nailed our president with another zinger: “Putin respects strength but Trump showed weakness.” In other words, we are all hampered consistently by a leader who has not outgrown his adolescent obsession with total self-absorption.
    Another sad example of this adolescent arrogance was Trump’s comment at a rally in Montana earlier in July when he took a shot at 94-year-old former President George H.W. Bush, and his motto signifying empathy for other humans, “a thousand points of light.” Trump mocked (his specialty) with this phrase, “What the hell was that?”
    Perhaps the best line from sacred scripture that fits the lifestyle of our current president comes, appropriately, from Pontius Pilate as he prepares to sentence Jesus to crucifixion. Jesus says to Pilate, “Whoever belongs to the truth hears my voice.” Pilate answers, “Truth? What (the hell—added by Trump) does that mean?” (John 18:37-38)
    And as a believer in a 94-year-old former president’s motto, I’ll add that ancient Chinese proverb: “Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Let’s wisely add our own ray of light and pray for Trump’s radical conversion. Yes, we still believe in miracles.
Father Guy Gurath



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