We're In This Together

Amidst all the stories of division, protest, violence and hate, I stumbled across a local news story that took place in my hometown, not far from where I grew up. As people with opposing views aired their hatred through the streets, the airwaves and the internet, hundreds of people gathered together in a South Minneapolis neighborhood to say, "Regardless of who you support, we are a community." While I am thrilled this event made the local news, I am saddened that it did not appear to make the national news. That's too bad because I think this story is the type of story that everyone, not just Minnesotans, needs to hear and think about. 

Last evening, hundreds of people of various views and backgrounds convened together while thousands of other people across the country spewed hate and intolerance. The crazy thing about it was many of those protestors were doing exactly what they were protesting against. They were just as guilty of promoting hate and intolerance  as those they were protesting against. This took place on both sides of the fence!

This reaction was far different than the one that took place in a poor, diverse neighborhood in a large city that is overwhelmingly democrat. In a sense, they were protestors as well, standing their ground, refusing to behave like angry, spoiled children. Instead, they gathered together as neighbors and said, "We are a community".  

Last night hundreds of people came together not to recognize their differences so much but their sameness. Last night they remembered they were neighbors. Perhaps we as a country would do well to learn from them and do the same.

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Barbra Lambert @enje25 ·

Good blog!

"The crazy thing about it was many of those protestors were doing exactly what they were protesting against. They were just as guilty of promoting hate and intolerance as those they were protesting against. This took place on both sides of the fence!"

Exactly! We're seeing "insanity" right before our very eyes from this type of hypocritical, brutish behavior.

"Last night hundreds of people came together not to recognize their differences so much but their sameness. Last night they remembered they were neighbors. Perhaps we as a country would do well to learn from them and do the same."

Amen! I'm glad you wrote this blog!

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Deepa N @deepaanne ·

Nice blog.

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Les Braswell @doneuntotheleast ·

Amen to the story you shared and how we need to "be in this together" and love one another so Christ is seen ... thank you for sharing this wonderful story. In Him, Les

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