We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Despite a variety of national origins, languages, skin colors, economic standing, and other obvious differences, King’s observation is helpful. We are all here together; we experience the same social and political environments—they all affect us greatly, but in different ways, perhaps. Common difficulties should create some sense of unity for us; we’re all in it together.

The rich and poor have this in common: The Lord made them both (Proverbs 22:2).

I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some (1 Corinthians 9:22).