Ah, July 4th - that good ol' American holiday in the heat of the summer. Fireworks, food, families, friends, music, flags. And, today, since the 4th falls on a Sunday, faith is one of the words to include.
We Americans are proud of our independence, as well we should be.
Sometimes, though, I think we ought to recognize and celebrate our interdependence as well. We wave our flags and celebrate independence, but, in reality, we are truly an interdependent nation, an interdependent people.
In other words, we depend on each other.
Think about just any one routine day. Most of us depend upon the person who delivers the paper, the person who delivers the mail.
Perhaps we depend on those who write the news articles in the newspaper. We depend upon those who deliver the news on radio and TV.
We depend on other drivers to travel with care.
We trust and depend on counselors and religious leaders.
How fortunate we are to have each other! How fortunate we are to have not only our independence but also our interdependence.
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