Blessed be the peacemakers
Families get into arguments. That’s what families do. But if families love one another, they also seek to restore peace.
We in America need to become neighbors again. We need to become friends again. We need to become family again. We need to become peacemakers. All of us.
This past Holiday Season I gathered together with a wonderful cross section of American politics, culture, and religion - my family.
My family contains Christians, Agnostics, straight folks, gay people, lesbians, Biden voters, Trump voters, White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, poor folk and millionaires. Yet we gathered together over the holidays as One, respected our individual differences, and enjoyed each others company in peace.
We realize we are family, first. And we have never (as of this writing) let political, cultural, or religious differences make enemies of us. Though we “usually“ have enough sense not to confront each other about politics or religion, if such a dilemma ever rears its head and threatens to divide our love for one another, then we have always managed (again, so far) to mutually strive to keep the peace. May we always be so blessed.