I look at the media today and I ponder (yet again) the question of, are we truly all one? We don't have the same heart beat, we don't share the same skin and our perceptions differ yet, are we all truly one?

Do we not bleed the same blood? Do we not breathe the same air? Do we not all shed tears when we are happy, sad, afraid or in pain? Do we not all yearn for peace, love and joy?

Jesus said in John 15:12, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."

Is it really so difficult? Is it really so difficult to help our brothers and sisters in need?

If I don't stand up for others, who will stand up for me? If I don't love others, who will love me? If I don't help others, who will help me?

We can start right here, right now. All it takes is to show love and compassion. Is it really so difficult?

Today, I take the vow to stand. Let's all take the vow today not only stand, but stand together, in solidarity. If we won't, who will?

Share and spread the word! TODAY I STAND!