A Note on a Difficult Week

This week has tested us. Throughout the nation and here at home, the headlines have been filled with terrorism, death, and violence, rooted one of humanities’ deepest flaws- our urge to divide ourselves into us and them, friends and enemies, winners and losers, predators and prey.

I don’t want to live in a world like that. I feel, like many of you, a calling to build a better world from the pieces of this damaged one. Building it anew will not be easy. We’ve fallen far in recent years. The bricks are loose, the mortar is crumbling.

Each of you reading this is a new brick, and your faith in yourselves and in each other is fresh mortar. In the midst of this tragic week, let’s renew our commitment to building something we can be proud of.