All the smart and/or cool people agree:

A guest blog from my wife

All the smart and/or cool people agree:

“The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.”
~ Lydia M. Child

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
~1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
~ 1 Peter 4:8

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
~ Helen Keller

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
~ African Proverb

“Unity does not mean sameness. It means oneness of purpose.”
~ Priscilla Shirer

“United we stand; divided we fall.”
~ Aesop

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
~ Ephesians 4:2-3

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”
~ Rudyard Kipling

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!”
~ Psalm 133:1

“It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.”
~ Eric Hoffer

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
~ Albert Einstein

“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”
~ Proverbs 16:28

“We’re all in this together.”
~ High School Musical

I’m not smart or cool, but I’m digging deep to find seeds of encouragement that will inspire us to find common ground, inspiring us to get it together before we go so far into division that we can no longer see we are a family of mankind. As most of you, I have many friends on far opposite ends of the political spectrum and I love them. My heart breaks because I know we are not going to be able to make a difference in our lifetime if we keep wasting so much time bickering and losing our minds. Let’s talk. Let’s listen even more. But let’s not forget that we only get so many days on this big blue ball and I hope we can spend those 24 hour gifts loving and understanding and leaving this temporary home a better place.

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
~ Ephesians 5:16