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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Cooperation and Love: My Wish for You All

I have seen some truly ridiculous posts recently on social media. All polarization and anger and fuss and fume, all divisive and spiteful and hateful and vile. Far too many "experts" are lined up for pissing contests, showing how far they can spew vitriol through willing media.

So, here is a little balm for the acid burns:

When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good, but what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation.~William J. Clinton

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” [Jesus] said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”~Matthew 22:36-40

Live by these and we may go far. Ignore them and we may soon be comparing extinction notes with all the species that have gone before us.

"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."

Wishing you all a peaceful, cooperative, love-filled holiday season.


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