Sound Off: "Shine 2011" - - Jackson, MS

Sound Off: "Shine 2011"

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Congress came within hours of shutting down the government last Friday.

The Mississippi Legislature can't agree on redistricting.

Most Americans and Mississippians don't understand why reasonable people can't just work together for the common good.

Maybe they should take a cue from this past weekend's event called "Shine".

Shine is an event where metro area churches identify the needs in our local communities then roll up their sleeves working together to meet those needs.

Thousands of volunteers from more than 60 churches didn't worry about politics, race, denominations or the differences that separate us.

They were focused on one thing, making a positive difference.

President Harry Truman said it best, "It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit."

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