Day 286 He ain’t heavy…

Today is Wednesday. Today, while I was driving to Illinois to visit a dear lady, who is home bound and rehabilitating, I heard an old song on the radio that spoke to my heart. There are some ideas that are timeless. The song was done by the Hollies:

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows when
But I’m strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he to bear
We’ll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

If I’m laden at all
I’m laden with sadness
That everyone’s heart
Isn’t filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother

He’s my brother
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…

Over the past couple of weeks I have witnessed the unpleasant fighting of a number of people that I care about. I am saddened that we can’t rise above the high school style fights and give people a little grace to make mistakes, to act like asses or get their noses out of joint. SO WHAT?!
Wake up people. Look at the world we are living in. We need to pull together. We need to give people a bit of latitude. We need to get over stupid grudges and spend our energy standing against the evils of our time.

It’s not easy to get along especially when we like to whine about how we’ve been hurt. I am not making light of any offense against you but, hey, you could have been tortured by the freaking federal government or spend your Christmas in prison like my son, like Chelsea, like several million souls in this country.

Sadly, we can’t repair some relationships even after a valiant effort.  Then walk away.  Don’t build posses to bitch about someone who offended you.  Be an adult.  Move on.

Love takes work. Love take sacrifice. Love says okay, I’m pissed, but I can get over this because I really do need you. Get over yourself. There’s work to be done.

“It’s a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we’re on the way to there
Why not share
And the load
Doesn’t weigh me down at all
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”

My love to all. We are so much more powerful when we stand together.

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