Even though I sometimes despair of the devious and divisive nature of much of what passes for political discourse these days in the United States, I am still keenly aware of how blessed we are to enjoy the freedom that we do. I am especially grateful for the freedom to write, unfettered, whatever I please on this blog. I take that very seriously and am ever mindful of my good fortune. I’m also very grateful that I have found common ground with all of you, my dear readers, even though we may have different political views (or live in different countries).
So I say a prayer of thanks today for that freedom and a prayer, too, that rather than fighting each other, we here in the U.S. may come together and fight for the common good, so that we may all enjoy the blessings of good food, safe shelter, and adequate health care. As we celebrate the birthday of this great country, how can we wish otherwise for our fellow citizens?
A very happy, restful, and peaceful Independence Day to all of you.