Common Ground

30 Aug

Some people say it’s hard to look up these days. One thing after another drives our vision to our shoe tops.
Hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, flooding, pandemic, not to mention political hatred and tribal war. Others of us feel like up is the direction of hope. It would seem that way given the stunning rainbow(s) a few days ago. But, for sure, neither aggression nor abdication is going to pull us out of the growing darkness. There are solutions to the problems facing the human race. The problems are solvable. But isn’t it clear yet that solutions have to be based on mutuality. We’ve tried power, self-interest, political persuasion and war. And here we are. The “post-Doom” people say it’s too late. The line in the sand is behind us. I think one thing is certain. Angels and atheists, religious folks and those who reject religion, fundamentalists, evangelicals and progressives and all the other human beings who aren’t sure what label to wear must set aside mean-spirited mandates and meet in the arena of mutuality. We are playing a no-win hand and the stakes are far too high for bluster and bigotry. If you don’t like the phrase “seek first the Kingdom of God”, try “seek the common ground of the human heart.” Chances are we will end up in the same place. When the last bird sings, will it really matter who won?

5 Responses to “Common Ground”

  1. gz August 30, 2021 at 6:16 am #

    Agree. We ‘under the rainbows’ need mutuality.

  2. Rob Smolund August 30, 2021 at 7:24 am #

    Wonderful take on seeking out what truly unites human beings as opposed to what divides us.

    • AZWriter August 30, 2021 at 7:46 am #

      Thank you, my friend. Best to you and J.

  3. Susan zimmerman August 30, 2021 at 9:10 am #

    Wow beautiful thought provoking insightful and most of all consistent. Roger this has always been your message and reminder to us all. Thank you for bringing back your message of love and understanding during this challenging time. I am grateful for you in my life…Susan Zimmerman

    • AZWriter August 30, 2021 at 10:28 am #

      Really appreciate your kind words, Susan. You are a valued friend. Roger

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