Indeed there is a God and his name is not Donald. To be fair to “The Donald,” indeed there is a God and I am not He.  That is true of all of us.  Like many, I suspect, I am already suffering from presidential aspirancy fatigue. And we have only just begun.  What a wonderful opportunity to turn off the TV and read a good book.

I do not know Mr. Trump and I doubt I will ever meet him.  If I did, I may even be surprised by his graciousness.  After all, he is a child of God and deserving of my respect which I am happy to give.  I write not from the perspective of the Presidential campaign nor from a political agenda.  I write because I take great exception to calling the Body of Christ a “cracker.”  This is simply not acceptable.  It is simply arrogant.  So let me repeat my initial statement:  Indeed  there is a God and his name is not Donald.

Let this be a reminder to all of us.  I write as a Catholic priest and I realize Mr. Trump is not a member of the Catholic Faith.  But he claims the Christian tradition and, put quite simply, the Body of Christ is not a cracker.  The Body of Christ is the living and life-giving Bread of Life who is Jesus Christ, the  Son of God, the Holy One of God, who came to earth and exploded with love to conquer death and evil for all humanity.  If that is not a reason to participate at Mass on Sunday, I don’t know what is.

I suggest that Catholics and people of all faiths stand up and be counted and be heard. Some people find Mr. Trump refreshing because he tells it like it is.  Let us do the same.

Rev. James M. McNamara

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