We shouldn’t stop consulting traditional world maps, with their borders and demarcations. But we could probably all benefit from a glance at the Pale Blue Dot map, too.
We are mindful of that web that connects all of us, and we will, God-willing, emerge to tread more softly, honoring one another in our shared human vulnerability.
When we join hands we do so with wounds still open.
Once I accept reality, I can begin to work on the world as it is, rather than the world that exists in my head.
If I shut the door entirely and write off and not engage with 40% of the American population, then I’m actually part of the problem.