Posted by: JennyRain | January 16, 2010

It takes a tragedy

Why does it take a tragedy to create unity?

I was inspired today by these AP photographs of our last three presidents.

Many politicians talk about unity but few of them actually achieve it for any length of time.  It encouraged my heart to see Clinton, Bush, jr, and Obama somewhat reach across party lines to combine efforts in providing relief to Haiti.

I am hopeful that the bond of unity created as they fight to salvage what is left of Haiti and its people will not die once the catastrophe is over. Perhaps in fighting the disaster as one, these leaders will find something deep within their souls that cries for connection instead of wars against it.

Perhaps I am idealistic (and unrealistic) to hope for this, but if I remember correctly, Obama wanted to be a president remembered for his ability to unite our nation. Well, Mr. President, here is an excellent opportunity for you – my prayers are with you to lead well and lead from your heart.

Our nation could accomplish so much if we reached across party lines to shake hands instead of throw spears.


May this effort of unity not be the last one that our nation sees.

Hats off President Obama, President Bush, and President Clinton.

How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard,

running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.

It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion.

For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.

Psalm 133


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