We are connected
one to the other.
Whether our connection is as family
… by blood, adoption, marriage
as friend, colleague or stranger
we are co-sojourners on this fragile planet called Earth,
and so we are connected.
Even though we may speak different languages,
have different coloured skin,
worship in different ways,
have differing political beliefs,
live out our lives as straight or LGBTQ,
are similar or different in other ways,
we are connected.
To lose sight of that connection-reality
is to forego our common humanity.
How we treat those with whom we share this planet
How we support those for whom paralyzing fear engulfs
How we love those with whom we have opposing views
How we respect others who voice their concerns and protest
… hopefully in peaceful ways
could culminate in the determination of the future of our world.
We are connected.