“I’m not naïve enough to say that public officials should leave their religious convictions at home. Of course, their policy positions are influenced by their beliefs. How could they not be? The question is, What kind of religious beliefs? How compatible are they with established law and the principles embedded in the U.S. Constitution? How do they affect citizens with other beliefs?”
“Grandma spoke of the Creator and traveled the world blessing water, but she didn’t try to convert anyone to any religion. Rather, she reminded us of obvious truths: We are all water babies. We are all connected.”
“I found an email address for Philip through his publisher and wrote a long query asking him how a doctor who believes in God but also knows facts about certain diseases can honestly tell a terminal patient to have faith and believe and not give up. How can I pray for my patients when I already know how God is going to answer?”
The letter from the editor kicks off each issue and helps set the tone for the magazine. Over the next six issues, members of the S&H team will be writing the letter. This issue’s writer, Kathryn Drury Wagner, is our wellness editor and resident social media guru, hot sauce fanatic, and wellness enthusiast.