Who Are We…

Who Are We….

When people are faced with a traumatic situation is when you find out a little more about who they are and where they stand. Are they someone a person can count on or will they tuck-tail and run? Should we expect them to stand with us or should we expect them to forego the oncoming train that everyone sees? Did God provide us with logic to make sound, prudent decisions to care for the temple He provided? Is logic a product of the enemy or a gift from God?

When trouble comes and the playing field is leveled all skin color disappears, political leanings and socioeconomic standings all take a back seat to the struggle at hand. We unite under the banner provided by God, the banner labeled Love. We no longer carry weapons of destruction but carry weapons of success, rebuilding and unity. The weakness of diversity is exposed for all to see, we become unified, united as one people when the bell rings and the alarm sounds. Our fears, all of them, become stories of hope, life and love. God’s Light shines brighter than before and the people share joy in the form of tears, hugs and laughter. We are no longer alone, we are no longer lonely, we come to realize we are a child of God and the people that rallied around us love us because of God’s love for them. We learn to love ourselves so that we may love others as God loves us.

We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds. We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain’s table. Unlike the feelings of the ship’s passengers, however, our joy in escape from disaster does not subside as we go our individual ways. The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined. Source

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