Sunday, December 1, 2013

Destroying our enemies

"Do I not destroy my enemies when we make them my friends?"  - President Abraham Lincoln

I heard this wonderful quote during a radio broadcast with President Obama's spiritual advisor, Joshua Dubois. This seems to be particularly good counsel during this time of increasingly vitriolic communication, which divides the "left" from the "right".  It is hard to hate people who you come to know and love as friends.

In addition to educating and bridging political divides, friendship can also help to bring together people of differing economic strata, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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