Which leader, The Pope, Aristotle, or USA Government, should we choose to lead us to the wisest path of actions to “embrace the good to unite us” in the USA and World?  

The Chicago Tribune artifice titled: Pope embraces ‘good that unites us’ during uncertain virus times, reported the following statement.

“Peace, the pope said, “demands concrete actions. It is built by being attentive to the least, by promoting justice, with the courage to forgive, thus extinguishing the fire of hatred.”

Francis also championed embracing a positive attitude, “one that always sees, in the Church as well as in society, not the evil which divides us, but the good that unites us.”

 Aristotle – Excerpt

Aristotle calls good habits excellences or virtues. Virtues of the mind are intellectual virtues; while virtues exemplified by a regular disposition to choose correctly are moral virtues. For Aristotle, wisdom is the most important intellectual virtue but moral virtue plays a special role in living well. The reason moral virtue—the habit of making the right choices—is so important is that our choices determine whether we live well. In other words, if we make too many bad choices we will live poorly.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom verse, and articles to this conundrum which has over time become a paradox to focus on in the USA and World on “How to Unite a Divided People”

King Solomon (1 Kings 9-12)

 So, give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.  So, God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 

What’s My Point?

The Popes message is a positive outlook in comparison to a post of mine yesterday about the reasons why the USA future appears hopeless outlook for the future instead.

History has recorded the results of various leaders’ choices of paths to make good virtuous, instead of wicked choices, to serve to unite its citizenry to lead them to achieve “the good and meaningful life.”

My point is that current government political leaders in the USA appear to either not understand, or not to believe in the wisdom of teaching virtue to youth same as the Pope and Aristotle believe(d) is required to lead citizenry to choose virtuous actions to unite us to achieve a good and meaningful life.

Instead, the present leadership administration in power believes secular government leadership will provide the wisest path of actions to unite our Nation by providing citizenry with secular education, goods, and services to lead is to achieve a good and meaningful life.

In My Opinion

The Pope and Aristotle choices of teaching youth to live a virtuous life is a wiser path to unite the Nation citizenry that government secular education, goods and services.

If Interested

Read the articles in the Source Links below.

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Chicago Tribune – Pope Francis


Aristotle – Excerpt from the Good and Meaningful Life

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