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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Team spirit

We could at least start with name tags; I hate name tags.

But I suppose I might be persuaded to wear one if everyone else did.

I was thinking tonight about pulling together instead of ripping apart.

The President's reference to uniformed soldiers got me to thinking, maybe we should all wear uniforms.

But my friend went to North Korea and that's what they do there and it creeped her out. So, never mind. But.

What if we wore name tags, so we at least could be known by name to one another? Would that help? Am I grasping at straws? I just want us to pull together. To get in the mindset that we need to find common ground. To all pitch in and work in some semblance of cooperation.

Not in lockstep, like the North Koreans. No!

But can we find a way? Calling one another names, calling one another stupid --- what does that accomplish?

My friend, Carole, pastors a blue collar congregation near Chicago. Its members used to work in manufacturing. Now, 9 - 15 new families per week are showing up at the church's food pantry.

We have a lot of hard work to do. If we all wore boy scout or girl scout uniforms, or football uniforms or cheerleader uniforms or streetsweeper uniforms, would we feel more united?

We sure need to do something.

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