Rise above political polarization

 

This contributor found that an understanding of God’s boundless love helps us more clearly hear what others are saying and opens the door to unity and progress.

How do we bridge the political divide? For me, the beginnings of an answer appeared in a simple statement that anyone, anywhere on the political spectrum can follow: Let civility be your guide. Civility, both in thought and speech, may seem like a given when it comes to reaching across party lines. But how do we activate this quality when “negative partisanship” seems so all-pervasive – not just in political ads, but also on social media? I’ve found that qualities such as compassion and genuine love are necessary to promote civility – and my study of Christian Science has taught me that our expression of these naturally increases in our lives when we understand the loving nature of God.

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