I have never responded to a letter in the paper before, but this one went deep into my heart, and I sincerely felt the pain in the letter from Ruth Mallett regarding EI.
The pain is real when we don't have the money to pay for our basic living needs. The pain is worse when we don't have enough money to provide for our children.
I, too, like to blame the government when things go wrong, but I know from our past histories that revenge is not the answer. The Bible says we are to pray for those in authority over us. It's not easy to do this, but if our past says revenge doesn't work, we need to try a new strategy.
We need to all get on the same page and pray for government officials that they would seek direction from God Almighty, that they would listen to the cries of their people. Sometimes we need to put feet to our prayers.
Thank God for what we do have: peace in our country, people who have charitable hearts, plenty of water to drink (at least for the time being), medicare, roads, sunshine and rain, to name a few.
It's hard to dwell on the positive when there's an ache in our heart but Jesus said, "My yoke is easy, my burden in light." Jesus's yoke was the cross. He made it easy for us.
Let's pray for our government and for each other.