RA house divided against itself cannot stand – Abraham Lincoln
Who are we kidding? Neither the liberal left nor the conservative right have all the answers to our country’s problems at this point in time. Have they ever? Let’s be honest…The best answers come in the form of a small community working together in a non partisan manner. And, if someone is not connected to and working against the community then we should consider that it may be by choice. Families, neighborhoods, churches, schools, Rotaries and even sports offer opportunities to connect in a variety of healthy ways. The only skill you need at first is curiosity. Defined as a strong desire to know or learn something, curiosity can open doors to a stronger sense of belonging. The best part about this is that you can belong to many different circles of community thereby finding your niche to make a positive impact.
I have a feeling that anyone who picks up a weapon to inflict harm on a community really knows down deep that they are not solving anything. Like being totally on the left or totally on the right the answer to their problem leaves a literal hole that oozes pain, guilt, horror and disgust, all of which are the antithesis of curiousity and clearly the mask of evil.
Isn’t this evil what the extreme left wing Democrats see in President Trump? And by the same measure isn’t this evil what the extreme right wing Republicans see in the extreme left wing Democrates? When did Congress stop being a community for the people? Elected leaders must have the skill of curiosity to belong to their peer community no matter which side of the isle they are on. The President is putting forward his ideas, but it seems as though Congress has no strong desire to learn or know how to debate and offer a compromise on the ideas. And what is worse, Congress has been modeling this behavior for far longer than I can remember. Unfortunately our leaders of the next generation are not witnessing the intended function of Congress.
I think we have reached a tipping point in this country. Evil is showing its ugly face in unimaginable ways. We must acknowledge its ability to reside amoung us and be curious enough to ask why it exists. Only then can we learn together the path of the humble messenger that we all can become. God help us…