I have long believed that our democracy was at risk through negligence. Too many distractions: television, internet, shopping for things that money will buy, constantly processing useless and energy robbing information …. We mistake a movie or sitcom for life, friends on social media for family, big houses and fancy cars for worth; and, in the process, miss the very life-giving force of living a life that is true to our own real needs.
It takes effort to develop these things and face-to face contact with our sleeves rolled up. It takes affection, appreciation and attention for this democracy to survive, all of which is at the heart of love.
May love prevail in this country.