Then wolves will live at peace with lambs, and leopards will lie down in peace with young goats. Calves, lions, and bulls will all live together in peace. A little child will lead them. – Isaiah 11:6
Sometimes, a simple review of the day’s news can be too much for us to deal with.
In this difficult, fragmented, conflicted world where we live, where the kind of tribalism the Founders created this “more perfect union” to avoid is more persuasive to some than the Constitution that unites us, I’m devoting today’s post to “puppies, rainbows, hearts, butterflies, and unicorns.”
THIS is what is important!
Or, well, images of my grandchildren, if for no other reason than to remind us of what is important and why it is critical that we move away from the arrogance and error of “I’m right – you’re wrong” and move back toward the spirit of compromise that gave us a Constitution in the first place.
This America, this Idea, this Great Experiment is not ours anyway, it is something we hold in trust for our children and our grandchildren. And I fear that we are breaking trust in order to stroke our own egos and prove a point that is – in the end – pointless.
So I give you cuteness, cuteness and the promise of tomorrow. Images taken by their dad at school field day, and by their mama this past weekend.
Because we dare not forget tomorrow, and what is at stake.
You are welcome – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.