I gave a talk at the Sunday night service at the Agape Worship Center in downtown Waverly, Ohio, last night. Prior to the talk during the “praise report” time, someone thanked God for getting a raise this week “because I now have more money to help others with.” How refreshing. There was another speaker this night as well, a “Christian poet.” Mr. Norman Gross of Portsmouth, Ohio, mixed some poignant story telling with several poems that were absolutely captivating. A couple lines from one poem that particularly struck me had to do with people longing for a society where it’s clear: “What’s wrong is wrong. What’s right is right.” …Today I was interviewed by a reporter from Waverly’s newspaper. At one point, I said ‘what’s wrong’ (at least in one area of our global society) is an unequal distribution of resources between here and countries south of the border. I said what would be ‘right,’ I think, is mobilizing as much help as possible for Mexico and Central America, so those countries could be as sustainable as possible. This would help stem the influx of illegal immigration and help people stay in their countries, with their families, in their communities… All of which they often wouldn’t be leaving — if their kids weren’t hungry. The reporter responded that this seemed a common sense approach at getting at “the roots” of the issue. I nodded. Note: Jonathan, our three-year-old, and I, went to “Diner 23” in Waverly this morning. ’50s memorabilia was everywhere. On one wall was a picture of Barney Fife (Don Knotts) of “The Andy Griffith Show.” In his deputy uniform, Barney was awkwardly (as he always looked when he was doing this) trying to load his gun. The caption said of his “job description”: Answering the telephone, emptying trash, checking door knobs, taking the laundry while someone is out of town, feeding Opie breakfast, school crossing at 3 p.m., and chasing hardened criminals.