Independence Day Reflections
I recently watched the movie version of the musical 1776. I remember seeing the stage version in Texas in 1976. My brother, Jonathan, played in the orchestra. The musical tells the story of the Declaration of Independence. The take-away lesson for me: stay focused on the goal of independence even though it requires painful political compromise. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin collaborated and shepherded 13 distinct colonies to form one unified nation. The delegates had arguments but stuck to the task until the goal was reached. We continue to grow in our realization of the promises and truths expressed on July 4, 1776. Happy Independence Day!