“Everyone’s talking about unity and working together, let’s actually do that. We create our own problems. We are going to be the ones who destroy this country if we continue to listen to the purveyors of division and hatred. It’s in our hands – the people.” Ben Carson
The Preamble to the United States Constitution
We the People …
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Ben Carson’s quote reminded me of The Preamble. I get teary hearing “We the people …” because the phrase voices unity just like Dr. Carson.
Wherever we put our attention is where we’ll end up. Listen to and focus on division and hate, we’ll end up there. Listen to and focus on love, we’ll end up there.
I write about the same people again and again because their messages and challenges are where I’m putting my attention. Kirk Cameron’s American Campfire Revival airs nightly on Facebook. Two nights ago, he talked about how to better love our neighbors. His sentiments are the same as what Ben Carson expressed when he said, “Everyone’s talking about unity and working together, let’s actually do that.”
We’re on the same page with God when we’re living out His commandments. The short version is Love God, Love people.
The first four commandments order our vertical relationship with God. The final six commandments order our horizontal relationship with others.
We’re all around better people when we follow all 10, and we’re more able to follow the final six (and love people) when we’re loving God.
Dear Jesus, let unity and working together begin with me. Amen.
In This Together,