As House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi was leaving her press conference yesterday, reporter James Rosen asked her, “Do you hate the president, Madame Speaker?”
Pelosi was livid. She spun around and, pointing at Rosen, said, “I was raised in a Catholic house. We don’t hate anybody—not anybody in the world. So don’t accuse me of that.” Rosen replied that he never accused her of anything. Red hot with anger, she returned to the podium where she warned him, “don’t mess with me.”
Regarding President Trump, she labeled him a “cruel” man. She then went back to the well. “As a Catholic,” she said, “I resent you using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me.”
I think some Catholics would query her faith focus, but I think that may be little un fair. Listen we all struggle with tenets. Most of the time those of us who actually sit in the the pews on Sundays know we fall short of the goal.
I think we should give her credit for acknowledging that hate is not the answer.
Let’s give her credit for actually admitting that she prays in a world that is slowly becoming Godless. She admitted to praying for someone who she fundamentally disagrees with. That is something all of us are called to do.
We are called to pray for others, no matter the circumstance. We can disagree on issues but I will still pray for you.