The Supreme Value of "Getting Along"
I abhor the reality that we Americans often disagree, and powerfully so.
We simply are far away from agreement on issues that confront us, in the news and in our daily "at home" living.
We live in different places, some urban, some rural, some in between. We have different political commitments. And if we are Christian, we frequently are of different denominations and understandings. Some of us consider ourselves to be "liberal"; others of us think we are "conservative"; and yet others, "moderate", or uncommitted.
We are different. That's a fact. And our differences often define us and are the bases for which "others" define us.
I submit that we all are, in the main, human beings in search of a meaningful life. Concerning which, there are numerous reasonable grounds for our solidarity, including: peace among us, understanding and likeness for one another, and, above all, a basic respect for the humanity in each of us.
Many things determine who we are; our family heritages and upbringings, the kind of community in which we have lived and wish to live, our educational level, our attitudes toward other people, including those who are different and who speak a different language from ours. Plus, many more factors.
Our goal, however, is to love one another, as our Creator has loved us.
Let us love:. AMEN