“E Pluribus Unum.”
That was the motto recommended by a committee of Founding Fathers to explain the seal they had designed for the newly minted United States of America. Their seal featured symbols of the six countries from which the nation’s populace had come surrounded by 13 shields representing the states. E Pluribus Unum—From Many One—explained their vision of unity amid diversity. And although their design was rejected, their motto wasn’t. It still adores The Great Seal still.
Unfortunately, the vision of the founders is at risk. Our current culture appears to have abandoned E Pluribus Unum in favor of “Ex Uno Plures”— “From One, Many.” Its vision seems to be a nation divided into ever-smaller factions.
To read more, Philippians 2’1-11 Joy in the Hard Places