Since the election here in the U.S. there have been so many embroiled in a struggle for absolute expression of their side and their side alone. They have forgotten decency, honor, respect, fellowship, and love.
Both sides exert their pull as if it is a life and death battle. A couple of centuries ago there was a real life and death battle and our forefathers expressed some very fundamental truths that we are still trying to solve.
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of happiness..."
We founded a nation on these very principles because a hostile government sought to dictate our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Everyone in the nation barring the Native Americans are from someplace else.
We came here and some of us fled. We sought a dream where all can live in peace. We believe all should have an opportunity with enough work to rise and overcome. We believe humility in the face of others is utmost respect.
Somewhere along the way some of us have gotten lost. Life, all life is precious. Liberty is innate. Happiness I am sorry to say is a much more personal quest. What I can say is if you wish to express your views and express your concerns then engage in peaceful communication.
Dignity, honor, respect, and communication are all expressions of love. If you can not love your fellow man, even in disagreement, then you shall not receive it. I am reminded of an old biblical quote.
"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God" - Matthew 5:9
I know some of you may not believe in God but the message is still valid. If we can not believe in the good of our fellow man and love them then we are surely doomed to division and strife.
Love is a beautiful path but it takes time and work. We may fall but we shall pick ourselves up and try again and again. We do this because no one deserves to be abandon of love.
We are the expressions of our soul. Sometimes we get hurt and lost but if given time we find our way home and that heart wrenching journey may leave us bloody and in tears but love is about overcoming and finding solace in each other.
There is no victory if it does not benefit us all. That is Human decency. I am not saying there is no struggle but know when to stand and when to open your hand in peace and reconciliation. Fighting a battle before a declaration of war as another U.S. president once said is "a date which will live in infamy"
Democracy is about being vulnerable and a free and open society. We extend peace and fellowship even when we lose. We love our nation and our fellow man. We believe in the good of men. We love.
I can not tell you to be a decent person but I can tell you walking a path of love sometimes means you are vulnerable and you get hurt. If all you ever do is protect yourself then you will never find love, at least not true love.
Love is decency. Is there love in you?
Love is Never Wrong!