It’s my favorite line from one of my all-time favorite songs, Imagine, by John Lennon.
I had been thinking about those words the past couple of days as I reflected on the hate and bigotry that was on display in Charlottesville this past weekend.
Why is peace so hard? Why can’t the world be as one?
Someone else must have also had those words on their mind, because I came across a Facebook post that had a link to a beautiful rendition of Imagine by Pentatonix, the extraordinary a cappella group.
As their video shows, despite our differences, we are all human. A brotherhood of man.
And if that’s the case, again I ask, why is peace so hard?
The past few days have also made me realize how much I miss President Obama. So I thought I’d watch a few of his speeches to help restore my faith and hope in our country and our leaders.
As part of my viewing, I came across this New York Times compilation of some of his greatest speeches, and I thought many of you would enjoy it.