It’s never been more important to Respect Thy Neighbor.

Congratulations President-Elect Donald J. Trump and Thank You Hillary R. Clinton…..

Good morning, you are either waking up happy with the results or you are disappointed as a supporter of the candidate who did not win.  You realize that that you live in a nation divided and that there are a whole lot of people who feel the same way you do and then, there are a whole lot of people who don’t.  You get to the office water cooler and you see someone who voted differently than you.   Whatever our faith, our race, our age, our nation of origin, we realize we must come together with others who are different from us and find the Strength of Shared Beliefs.

Here are some questions that open a dialogue that may be helpful in healing us and unifying us after this long and difficult election. I hope you will join me today in a conversation with your neighbor.  It is the only way we can build empathy, understanding and respect for one another.  It’s never been more important to Respect Thy Neighbor.

  1. You are important to me and I don’t want the results of this election to damage our relationship.  Tell me what were your concerns during this election and what they are going forward.
  1. What gives you hope about our future?
  1. What do you find good about the living in the United States?
  1. What were the most valuable contributions to history in your lifetime that you’d like to see more of?
  1. What conversation, if begun today, could ripple out in a way that created new possibilities for the future of our country and children?
  1. What is the most important work we should all do together, starting now to build on what is positive about our country?

With appreciation and respect for all.  Martin

Martin B. Cominsky

President and CEO

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

3303 Main Street

Houston, TX  77002