Sunday 18 April 2021: Thought for Today

It’s a pity how an ‘old guard’ can treat newcomers sometimes, in all walks of life. All political parties, just like in a business, need fresh ideas and new perspectives, even if they don’t like the new style of those who come next.

We should welcome, teach and nurture newcomers, not admonish, tarnish and plot against them to try to protect a regime seemingly at all costs. History has shown us time and again that only the worst regimes try to salt the earth when they fall.

Handing over the baton peacefully and without bitterness is a cornerstone of our democracy, and applies within political parties as much as it does in wider life.

As the bible teaches us:

You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself

Leviticus 19:18

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