In spite of our differences we are all connected

In spite of our differences we are all connected

"Who is my Neighbor" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward You can get a print of this cartoon HERE. We may disagree. We may not even like each other. We could have profound differences. But I believe we are all connected at a deep and fundamental level. Our separation, our division, is only apparent. An illusion. Not real. At least not as real as our connectedness is. Right now there is a lot of tension in some of my relationships. In fact, some ties have been severed. For me, this is not real. Oh, it may feel real. But I work from the assumption that we are all deeply connected, even one, united, and that these dramas are phantoms, shadows on a temporary and fleeting stage. The "us" and "them" strategies going on right now by some leaders is an attempt to distance themselves from personal responsibility. It won't work because it defies reality. We are our brother's and sister's keeper. We are one. Own it.

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