Our country keeps trying by policy and politics, to pretend if we put all the right safeguards in place, be it on the right or the left, there will be no more pain, no more needless suffering, no more injustice. But even worse, the public discourse, be it on facebook or in real life, on the news or the radio or anywhere, reveals an undercurrent of fundamental distrust. We've allowed ourselves to become strangers to each other, and to distrust any with whom we disagree.
So we must begin with little things. Little things that reveal we have more in common than not, and our hearts long for a fuller union than we have. What sort of little things? Little things like taking down the flag that hurts some, because it hurts some. (That is sufficient a reason).
We are not meant as people, or as individuals, to destroy, or hate, to uglify or control. We're meant to serve, to love, to heal, and to help set free. So today, do something little and together, we can begin to bind the wounds and salve the hearts of a nation that should be so much kinder, stronger, and more just than it is. Do a little thing.