Last week we were among the leaders in a project of housing and feeding families who temporarily are without homes. During the course of the seven days about 90 different persons from more than a dozen churches plus community members and university students participated in this project. No one asked about or talked about religion or governance leadership. We just joined together in a common cause.
On the last day of that same week we worked with another two dozen volunteers including doctors and nurses to serve the uninsured and underinsured with loving medical care. We don't ask if documented or citizens; we don't care if they need an interpreter or speak English; we don't look at their skin color.
This is where the unity and love of people come together. It's not only a county or a nation, it's humanity.
During the last months this nation has displayed division. Like has been said before, "A house divided cannot stand." So we must let the national leaders do what national leaders do and locally join with others to help each and every one of us.
OPB airs a feature yesterday that I heard bits and pieces of in the background of my day that showed small groups discussing international issues. They were asked to speak something negative about their country and then as a group turn that negative into a positive. That's our focus today, to turn our loss into a positive step forward.
Hug your family, take the hand of a neighbor and walk with a friend to make this a better place for ALL.