Have we lost a sense of commonweal? The common well-being, the body politic. A shared welfare (another word whose shades of meaning are often shrouded).
A Secular Prayer
Would that we could summon, or have someone, or something, summon
unto us, for our own behalf, the solidarity of community, not riven by
solipsism or divided by dissonance. Would that we could respect and
honor our very own commonweal, even if by not trashing the land we
traverse, or by unlittering the litter strewn before our averted or
blinded eyes. Amen.