Things We Have In Common

It has been said that if we looked around, we would find we have more in common than things that are different. We experience love, hope, joy … loss, hurt, fear. We want a better world for those that follow, and we want a society that watches out for and protects those who can’t protect themselves. We long for world peace, and we all desire to be part of something that has purpose and meaning.

I know it may be politically incorrect to quote a confederate soldier in today’s hyper-sensative society, but this prayer says a lot …

I asked God for health that I might do greater things … I was given infirmity that I might do better things.

I asked God for strength that I might achieve … I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for riches that I might be happy … I was given poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men … I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life … I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for … but everything I had hoped for…

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered … I am among all men most richly blessed.

An Unknown Confederate Soldier

What are you asking for? What are you getting? I bet we have a lot in common.

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