Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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Gus talks about a window sticker he saw on a car recently that read, "He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass." He found it to be really thought provoking and profound. He invites listeners to call in and share a funny or wise window or bumper sticker they've had or seen.

Also, Gus talks about two lightning rod current events that are currently affecting our world: the Synod on Synodality in Rome and the war between Israel and Hamas. Gus condemns Hamas' attack but talks about his first-hand accounts of the Palestinian people during his trips to the Holy Land and how they feel marginalized in a country they believe is theirs. However, in Israel's defense, how do you peacefully coexist with people who teach you are subhuman and need to be eradicated? He talks about the dangers of marginalization in that it can create a sense of elitism and sow discord, but how that discord can result in self-pity and a hearty reaction, including violence. He likens it to the Synod where LGBTQ+ Catholics and advocates believe they're marginalized and how an overcorrection by the Church hierarchy could result in orthodox Catholics feeling marginalized. He opens it up for conversation with the listeners.


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