The president has made a case for community. Are we a we or bunch of loner individuals? Are we in it together or a bunch of self made people striving only for materialism?
Clearly, our founders saw us as a we. I think of this as I reflect on my son. At the age of 3 he has seen more surgeries — serious surgeries — than most adults. Yet he is happy and joyous. Why? Because he has been surrounded by his family, friends and his community, especially his church. My home church of Millwood Presbyterian Church (shameless plug for a group of people I love) has embraced him and loves him. They see past his sewed-shut eye and into the reflection of Jesus within him. A reflection we all share. So, at 3 years old he has flourished.
He has also given back to his community like few other 3-year olds. He was the poster child for one local charity and recently he helped support another. See the story here. All of this reminds me of the first We of this country: “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union ...”