These are crazy times. There is an election in the fall that needs everyone’s attention.
So the preamble to my idea for you begins out West.
When Hannah and I travel cross country, we look for Unity services for our spiritual good health and well-being. At the end of every service, be it in Salem, OR, Santa Barbara, CA, or Las Vegas, NV, the service ends with the Peace song. Let there be peace on each, and let it begin with me.
Just a little reminder that it is up to each of us to do what we say we want done.
Now for my brief thesis that comes from the Heartland, America’s Bread Basket.
We have a dear friend from Virginia, Amelia. Amelia has a childhood friend, Rita, who is the mayor of a good size city in Nebraska; and Rita has an idea to inspire us all that goes beyond anger and frustration on Facebook or Instagram or tweeting our deepest held beliefs on Twitter. It comes from her solution-oriented approach to governance.
She uses Friday mornings to meet with her constituents and address their concerns. They must come with the answers to three questions for their fifteen minute meeting with her. (1) What is your concern/problem? (2) What is a possible solution? and (3) (And now for the big finish!) What will you do to be a part of the solution?
As the elections of 2018 approach, we all need to stop the hand-wringing and be a part of the solution, not standing on the sidelines casting the other side as the devil. Perhaps, it’s time to complete the journey prayer began. It’s time to act.