Carlos A. Rodriguez is the kind of person we need more of these days …

My brother and I were talking on the phone last week. We talk often. We’re best friends.

We were discussing a religious perspective. I was saying that one person’s advocation for God is similarly worded criticism of it.

For example, if you say, “Look at how God has blessed you. You have a great life and your history shows just amazing God has blessed you.” My interpretation of that will often be, “Well, why didn’t he bless umpteen other people?”

To play favorites with your children, if that’s what we truly are, is an unflattering behavior trait. If I won the lottery of being born in America and adopted by great parents who raised me superbly in the late 20th century with amazing healthcare options, unfettered opportunities and endless possibilities and another child was raised in foster care or born into great poverty during any time in history, I tend to wonder if the arbiter of blessings is a overly stingy.

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