What fools!

Not so idle thoughts…

I am amazed and disheartened at how utterly foolish and unfeeling we mortals can be! As I look back at the several cruel wars that have occurred in my lifetime, I want to scream out, “Why?” Yet I know no good or rational answer awaits.

And those wars too often reflect the daily combat waged by individuals and gangs, accomplishing nothing but unnecessary pain and suffering. And that, in turn, reflects the senseless conflict too often present in family life.

A folk song expressed my wonder: “When will we ever learn? When will we ever learn?” I cannot deny my own foolishness at times.

—The Rev. Dave Else

Flea market Nov. 1

St. Stephen’s will host a flea market and estate sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. Tables are available for $10. For more information, call (412) 664-9379.

If you would like to donate items to be sold to benefit St. Stephen’s, please call the church office at (412) 664-9379 to arrange a donation. We will be selling food for breakfast and lunch on the day of the sale.