I join the chorus of other readers who are very saddened by the loss of the Faith & Values section of The Gazette. And I believe Robert Flanagan may have said it best, when he wrote, “It is also discouraging that news of political strife and crime is more newsworthy than the most important thing in life.” So true! That being faith and our spiritual journeys.
And a few months ago, Gazette editor Darrell Ehrlick wrote an incredibly inspiring column titled, “Thoughts About Those Prayers.” I have been meaning to write and thank him for that column, because it was so insightful and well-written, and I even hoped it would encourage him to write some columns in the Faith & Values section! His words, “Can we pray for heavenly wisdom for our leaders to truly solve the problem? Can we pray for a unity of spirit — can we have solidarity enough to fix this one problem?” written after the Sutherland Springs church shooting, now come back to me, in pleading for the Faith & Values section to be restored.
It was also a little disheartening to not have the section there for Christmas this year. Please tell us what it will take to bring the Faith and Values back — and if it will take many prayers, there is no shortage of those! If Mr. Ehrlick can write such a divinely inspired column about the power of thoughts and prayers, surely he knows why we all need to have the Faith & Values section at least one day a week. Thank you, and may the Gods of all religions and spiritual paths bless you!