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The Right and Privilege of Belonging

So many of us take for granted that we are a part of a nuclear family, with the extended people we can call our relatives.

History tells us that most of us can trace our lineage through time. How fascinating to watch Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS when he uncovers the geneology of famous people we can identify through the media!

Nevertheless, if we are not enjoying fame on a grand scale, having United States citizenship and living in a safe community should make us joyful. Sometimes this is muted because we expect nothing less nor have we experienced deprivation during a war or disaster. How fortunate we are if we belong in this category.

Let us celebrate our sense of belonging and cherish our links to a great nation and our individual family, past and present.

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