Even in Erie, 2,500-3,000 came out Saturday afternoon on a quirky, sunny, 68 degree January afternoon to join the millions around the country and world showing their concern for the philosophy and remarks by the new USA president, this administration and his supporters. It was the largest rally for a cause that any of us could remember in Erie. There were many men in the crowd and many people who brought their young children. The signs, similar to news reports from Washington, were varied and very creative!
From the marvelous homily of our Sunday preacher this week (my paraphrasing, except for the last two words): If you don't know what to do in the face of the present political realities in the country and the world, all we have to do is remember the words of Jesus: Follow me.