In Unity there is Hope.
From Mordecai Kaplan
August 18, 1942
The main effect of the present crisis is to shift the goal of all our efforts from the individual to the collective, from the “I” to the “we.”
We hardly need to be reminded that no man is alone now, that our safety lies in cooperation and in the pooling of all our resources. This applies not only to the individual, the family, the organization, but also to the state or the nation. No matter how strong a nation, it cannot hope to find safety in isolation. “One thought at the fore -/That in the Divine Ship, the World,/Breasting time and Space,/All Peoples of the globe together sail,/sail the same voyage, are bound to/the same destination”
(Walt Whitman, “Old Age Echoes.”) (From Communings of the Spirit, The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan . Vol III ( Wayne State University Press), to appear in Fall 2020, ed by Mel Scult