'We have more in common than that which divides us' - the words of the late Jo Cox MP have special resonance in these troubled times for our country.
The time has come for us all to set aside our differences - be they political, religious or whatever.
Because the simple truth is we can't carry on as we are. We can't be forever fearful of listening to or watching the news each day, bracing ourselves for the latest tragedy to beset our nation.
I was actually going to write a very different article to this, where I discussed the recent election, Theresa May's mis-timed gamble, and the coalition of chaos (as yet to be agreed with the DUP at the time of writing) - a grave cause of concern for many because of their less-than-liberal viewpoint.
However, I feel that enough has been said about Mrs May and her shortcomings. She seems a decent enough person, doing a difficult job at a very tough time, and I feel that 'Theresa-bashing' as a national past-time should be consigned to the past, along with 'Corbyn-bashing' and 'Farron-bashing'. It's just not helpful.
Lest we forget, we elect our MPs to work for us, a job they hopefully fulfil to the best of their abilities.
They are only human though, and sometimes they make mistakes; but the only people who never make mistakes are those who do nothing in the first place. The key is to learn from them and to not repeat them.
With everything this country is currently facing - the on-going terrorist threat, North Korea, Trump, Brexit - we need to be working together, not pulling further apart.
We don't necessarily have to completely agree with everybody's viewpoint, but we do need to listen, be tolerant, compromise where necessary and find some common ground in order to move forward.
We owe it to future generations, our children and our grandchildren, to sort this mess out and to make things better for everyone. There really is no alternative.