My 3-year-old granddaughter and I have a game where we ask, “What’s your favorite color”? Lately her favorite and mine has been blue. This past Sunday night she said her favorite color is red. (She had earlier told me her other grandma’s favorite color is red). Without making me wrong for preferring blue she said, “Gramma K, YOU are my favorite color!” That’s how my new mantra was born: “YOU ARE MY FAVORITE COLOR!”
The significance for the US election only occurred to me later as I saw the electoral map filled in with red and blue. Will you join me in going beyond color or party affiliation, to unity in diversity as Gandhi said? If not now, then when? If not us, then whom?
“But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of LOVE that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.” Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s never too late for miracles, and the timing would never be better!