President’s race: Aim for narrow gate


To the editor:

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from folks on my take on the presidential race, so I thought I would weigh in. All of these candidates have said some very good things on the campaign trail. Some have said some pretty strange things. We have one candidate on the Republican side who thinks Planned Parenthood does a lot of good. We have another that wants to “glass” (nuke) all people in the Middle East. We have another candidate who talks about another candidate’s body parts and tanning and a fourth candidate who says at the end of the day, we are not Republican or Democrat but we are all Americans.

What if one of them said, “My goal is to help you and your family and loved ones get through the narrow gate. You may need governments’ assistance with that or you may prefer that government simply stay out of the way and not impede your journey. But either way, that is what I, as a candidate for President, care about most, your eternal salvation.”

While I think this election is very important, I would also argue that what we learn on Sundays, read in scripture and how we live this out the other six days of the week is extremely important. How we share this in our homes, in our workplace and in our everyday lives. Plato, a nonreligious, said that the fruits of the soul must be first and the fruits of the body will follow. I say, “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be yours as well.” Pray and vote well. I trust you, the voter. Oh, and aim for the narrow gate.

State Rep. Nino Vitale

Urbana