NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. spoke to more than 500 graduates of the University of Alabama in Huntsville at the Dec. 13 commencement.  His comments were a very powerful message about today’s world.

Among the things he said was, “Pictures of Earth from space are most remarkable for what you do not see.  You do not see war, mass shootings, racially motivated hate, hunger, disease, the demonizing of our fellow human beings because of what religion to happen to practice or where they have to have been born of whom they happen to love.”

As an ordained deacon of the Southern Baptist faith I often shake my head at the constant outpouring of nothing less than hate-mongering we are subject to each day.  Apparently tolerance is now a four-letter word.