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Ending the Partisanship! Finding Solutions!

I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the partisanship that pervades the halls of the U.S. Government, as well as society in general. Rather than sticking to the prescribed partisan “talking points” of divisiveness, we need to find solutions that positively impact the American majority. Who cares if a good idea comes from a Democrat or a Republican, if the idea is a good one? Finding solutions can be accomplished, if we, and our lawmakers, would act as follows: Collaborate ! Truly listen to each other and seek the best ideas to solve problems, regardless of the point of origin. Compromise ! God never said that he would give us everything that we want. So, why do we and our lawmakers think it should be that way? We need to learn how to compromise, where both sides believe needs get met for the benefit of the common good. Collegiality ! We need to see each other as human beings, friends, and fellow children of God. Our Lord meant for us to live in community with each other; t

Finding Goodness in a Divisive Society

We live in such a divisive society, here in the United States, and around the world. Satan is hard at work pitting us against each other. He wants us to forget that we all come from the same Supreme Being. As adults, why is it so easy for us to quickly notice the differences of others, rather than common ground? We weren’t like that as children. When we were young, we simply played with anyone who would play with us. We found common ground in the love of “play,” in toys shared, and in having fun together. We need to find that goodness, once again – this time as adults. Finding goodness in a divisive society can be a challenge, but only if we let it. It all starts with our own attitude. Do we trust others, until they prove themselves untrustworthy, or is it the other way around? For example: Do others need to “prove themselves” in your eyes before you will trust them? If so, then you are looking for the “difference.” Do you follow the golden rule and treat others as you would li