Times like these make me proud to be a Murphy although I am Irish only by infusion.
Yesterday, the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalize same sex marriage. Ireland has become the first country in the world to make that historic and remarkable decision.
Who would ever think religiously Catholic Ireland turning liberal enough to emerge at the forefront of social change in the world?
(The Universe sure has a delicious sense of humor.)
Could the Irish vote be a sign of increasing tolerance and acceptance for differences in sexual preferences among people of the world?
(Hope is not only a virtue but a necessity.)
Imagine a world where there is no prejudice, bigotry, racism. Half of the problems we have now can be solved. Instead of spending the bulk of the budget on guns, planes and other tools of war, governments will have more resources to improve infrastructure, education and health. The greater the harmony among people, the more economic opportunities improved lives.
But it is not just the money. Think of a world vibrating at a higher level where acceptance, respect and kindness prevail.
In Ireland, there is indeed a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. That pot of gold is called love.
May that rainbow cover the earth.
Posted with Aloha
- By ARIEL MURPHY