AS I PONDERED TODAY’S POST, even considered not writing one because I feel overwhelmed and emotionally drained from the events of January 6 inside our nation’s Capitol, I remembered messages I photographed back in June.
The messages, posted on the side of the historic Congregational Church of Faribault United Church of Christ, are worth our focus. They are a reminder that we, as human beings, can strive to protect, care for, forgive, share, embrace and love.
We can choose those actions over destruction, neglect, animosity, selfishness, separation and hate.
I feel such sadness, mixed with hope, over all that has transpired in recent days. I sense that most Americans, including me, will now hold a deeper appreciation for democracy. For freedom. Perhaps we (or at least I) have become too complacent.
It would do us all good to review the suggestions posted at Faribault’s Congregational Church. To reflect. And then to put into practice those very basic principles of common decency and kindness. And to remember that what we think, say and write, and how we act, matters. Just like it did in 1776.
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Well written and sound advice.
Thank you, Paula.
You are most welcome.😊
Very nice post, Audrey. There is always hope and we cling to that, don’t we? Love you.
Yes, we cling to hope, always hope. I love you, too, dear Beth Ann!
Putting into practice seems to be the tricky part. You are sharing lots of good messages, Audrey.
You’re right. Putting these positives in to practice can be challenging. We try. We fail. We accomplish.
To keep trying is essential!
Yes, it is!