We can be brothers and sisters by the same father and the same mother. We can be brothers and sisters by the same father but not the same mother. We can be brothers and sisters by the same mother but not the same father. We can be brothers and sisters because we can become fathers and mothers.
Therefore, we are more than just a community; we are family.
Brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers, reunite for the strengthening and the survival of the family. Regardless of incongruities and dysfunctions, families are the seeds which grow into communities. Our families as well as our communities must reaffirm themselves in love, interdependence and care for one another. Family conditions are the mirrored reflections of any community’s — any society’s — state of affairs and conditions.
Should our families continue to be torn apart, for whatever reasons, so will our communities be torn apart for those same reasons.
- Sam Hunter, Jr., East Chicago