Diligently Seeking God
Democracy is a bold experiment. It believes, rightly it seems to me, that more good than harm will come — in the long run — from trusting the common folks with a voice and a vote. Today, we celebrate the good that has come from that trust.
No one gets to have everything they desire in this world. Each person has some aching emptiness that never completely goes away. God has placed “eternity in [our] hearts” and given us some needs that, to be quite honest, have no satisfaction in this world.
Consideration is not merely a matter of emotional goodwill but of intellectual vigor and moral self-sacrifice. Wisdom must combine with sympathy. So the ideal is both wise consideration and considerate wisdom, and these are truly wonderful traits to learn.