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Loretta Broker

Jefferson City

Dear Editor:

In my continuing effort to bring peace in this strife-ridden political America, I quote from the Gospel reading of Luke 6:27: "Jesus said to his disciples: 'To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you and do to others as you would have them do to you."'

This has been called the "Golden Rule," perhaps because it is a principle that if lived by is known to bring peace between the parties, and even success in professional life — especially in politics. No one said it's easy to follow, but we are all called to do it and wouldn't our world be a better place if we did?

Please, those of you who consider yourselves Christians or at least good people, let's try and practice this in the coming months leading up to the election. Remember that we are all Americans who love our country, so let's show respect for everyone's opinion, even if we don't agree with them. God loves all of his people equally — it's the things they do that grieve him.

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