All too often we focus on our differences. We do not notice the things that we have in common. We allow too many things to separate us. Religion, Culture, Gender, Sexual Identity, and skin color are too often used to judge people. We see these things, and we judge. This year we all shared something. The whole world suffered from a pandemic. No one was safe. It didnt discriminate against anyone. People of all skin colors were touched. People of all genders and sexual Identities suffered and died. People of all religions mourned. People of all countries were scared. The whole world was united for a common cause, Fighting Covid.
I hope in twenty years the children of the world will look at 2020 and realize we are more alike than we could ever imagine. My hope is that as we welcome 2021, that we remember all the things we have in common from those different from us. I hope that when you reflect on 2020 you not only remember the negative, but that you remember the good things that happened this year. I know it may be hard right now to find positive things from this year, but if you look at your families and more importantly within yourself I promise you they are there.