Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Different is good -

We don't talk politics at our home, and we seldom discuss religion. There are some things Scott and I have agreed to disagree on. I honestly think we believe similarly, but our way of expressing our beliefs makes it look like we live on 2 different planets (and not Mars or Venus). I love culture, he loves politics; religion is black and white, right and wrong, to him, and I see shades of gray and plaid. I love natural, he's fine with additives; I would rather listen to music than watch a movie, he'd much prefer a movie, any movie, over time listening to music. I don't eat meat, he misses meat. He's a change the nation from the top-down man, I propose that we can best change the nation from the community-up. Interestingly, when we found out I had cancer, we both knew chemotherapy was the right decision.

We love each other - deep enough to not let our differences become insurmountable.  I am grateful for this.

Thomas Jefferson said, " I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

Today my prayer is simply this, "Dear God, let us put aside our differences. Thy will be done."

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