I am doing my best to keep my balance.
I am doing my best to keep in front of me the values which have given shape to my life.
Treating others…the other…the way I would like to be treated.
Values which I think build stronger relationships and better communities and a better tomorrow.
And, I am doing my best to create communities in which those values have a place.
But, the world around me is crazy.
And, I am afraid about to get crazier.
The politics and lies and silence and excuses of Washington are spilling out onto your street and my street and Main Street, and onto our dining room tables. Neighborhoods are feeling the strain. Families are feeling the strain. The fault lines under our feet are deep and getting deeper.
I don’t have any easy answers.
I don’t have any hard answers either.
I worry about our tomorrow.
Because the day is going to come, whether sooner or later, when all that we have broken is going to have to be put back together. And, I wonder…
Am I going to be ready for that task?
And, are we going to remember how?
Today, I am trying to keep my balance.
And to do my best to hold onto those values which have given shape to my life.