Love thy neighbor

Little Foo and Gary, our 2 adopted strays

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself is an axiom that I use to measure the civility of our society. I will accept no conditions for my neighbor that I will not accept for myself or my family. I will not accept that my family or I are ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, ill-educated or ill, and all the people on earth are my neighbors.

Some of the elderly and the poor are so hard pressed by their economic situation that they must sustain themselves with pet food. We have two cats, Gary and Foo, strays that we have adopted. We sometimes feed them wet food and sometimes dry. I have tried the dry food and it is bitter. I have never tried the wet food because of its consistency and because of the odor that some of it has. I will never ask my family to subsist on pet food and I reject that necessity for some of my neighbors.

In this land of opportunity, some are denied an equal chance because their early years are stunted by poverty and poor schools. I reject the fact that my neighbors, their children or grand-children cannot compete on an equal basis because I will not accept those handicaps for my family. I will love my neighbor as I love my family.

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