Desire for Unity
A desire for unity is important because we all have to settle disputes in a civil, peaceful, otherwise nothing gets accomplished. A desire for unity is fundamental in this concept, and without it everyone would be in a state of constant conflict and anger. I think a great American who has a strong desire for unity is former President Jimmy Carter. During his presidency an infamous incident took place in Iran in the year 1979. This incident is known as the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. The crisis began on November 4, 1979 when a group of Iranian students took over the United States's embassy in Tehran and seized 66 Americans hostage. President Carter didn't sleep for days at a time negotiating with the Iran's Shah on the release of the 52 hostages (14 were sent home due to illness and other factors) and after 444 days on January 21, 1981, the hostages were finally released hours after Reagan was sworn in as the 40th president of the United States. On the biblical flip side, a character that strongly desired unity was Abraham. Abraham's desire for unity is especially significant because of his two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. They would go on to start the biggest religious rivalry of all time, but Abraham still loved his sons as well as each and everyone of his descendants, no matter how numerous.