The Oxygen We All Breathe
passionate teacher and writer. She is the co-director of Chabad of Westwood-Holmby.
Via Jewish Journal
But that afternoon, as I swiftly observed this man’s emotional and heartfelt reaction to seeing another person going through a similar challenge to his own, I couldn’t help but think: What if we focused more on our similarities and less on our differences? What if instead of fighting and arguing, we’d find the people who are living the same stories as our own, so we can cry and laugh with them? What if we can agree to disagree about world policy and instead create an environment where our children live in harmony? What if when our leadership is failing miserably, we stand stronger as leaders of our own communities? What if our humanness brings us closer instead of further apart? What if we can vote for two different candidates but still connect hearts?
WHAT IF OUR HUMANNESS BRINGS US CLOSER INSTEAD OF FURTHER APART?
Unity is possible. After all, there is at least one thing we have in common by sharing the same world. It is the oxygen we breathe.