Thanks for Anne C. Welsh’s column on Dec. 17

Love children by loving yourself enough

Thanks for the insightful article by Anne C. Welsh (BMN Dec. 17) entitled “Is there still room in the inn?” Do we have the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the hearts to respond to those many children, far and near, who are homeless and/or loveless?

I suggest we begin with that abandoned, impoverished child deep in our own psyche. The miracle of God's faithful, forgiving, sacrificial, compassionate love can happen for, in, and with us once we give up our hopeless efforts to redeem ourselves.

Bill Janes

Black Mountain