Everyone has the right to live. The sanctity of life is vital, and to ignore that fact is dangerous. No one has the right to decide who lives and who is more important than someone else. None of us has the right to take life arbitrarily for any reason. To fail to honor these facts is to endanger all, even yourself and the ones you love.
When we get caught up in hate, we fail to realize we are the same flesh and blood of all people. To disregard their life is to ignore our existence and the lives of our families.
We need to learn to get along. I worked for a general who told us that war is the complete failure of detente. We need to hold that thought throughout our day. We need to honor and respect others as we would have them do for us. Failure to remember simple human tenants such as this leads to a lessening of all, even ourselves.
Think before you speak, absolutely think before you act. After all, we all have the same rights and duties as all people living on this earth. And we have a name for it, humanity. I’m going to do my best to be human today. I hope you join me.
Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.