Sunday

We must rededicate ourselves to the common good of community

"It is not more business that should be our goal. It must be to bring people back to...the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility...and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children's future." - Robert F. Kennedy

"Each of us must rededicate ourselves to serving the common good.  We are a community.  Our individual fates are linked; our futures intertwined.  And if we act in that knowledge and in that spirit together, as the Bible says, "we can move mountains." - Jimmy Carter

I admire how we come together in times of natural disasters and national threats.  We are a resilient people.  I experience this often.  I watch as my wife has cared for our special needs daughter for the past 37 years.  I admire my youngest son as he happily plows 3 neighbor's driveways every snow storm.  I am grateful for those who work with and for me who help me when I am physically challenged.  We are all neighbors in this world wide community.  We are intertwined.  What affects me, affects you. What comforts you, comforts me.  We must rededicate ourselves to the common good of community.  Kindness is reciprocal.

"We become human only in the company of other human beings.  And this involves both opening our hearts and giving voice to our deepest convictions" - Paul Rogat Loeb



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