We Americans need to get over ourselves.

Our elections and the gaudy drama in the White House have drawn us into a period of unhealthy national self-obsession. We have stimulated, entertained and indulged ourselves in the indecent basement of domestic politics. It’s time to climb upstairs to greet the rest of the world.

Our Central American neighbors are still recovering from a hurricane and deadly landslides. In China, the central government has cracked down on freedoms, including religion. In Ethiopia, a civil war is brewing.

The list could go on.

We at the Sentinel track what interests people via our social media. When we post stories about U.S. politics, the response is brisk even if testy. When we post articles from Latin America, Asia or Africa, the engagement is moribund.

On Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It once was “of the world,” but space exploration reminded the church that God is not parochial, even when it comes to planets. The least we can do as followers of the leader of the universe is look beyond our national borders.

In his recent encyclical on social friendship and fraternity — another news story many Catholics seem to have ignored — Pope Francis offers a method for nixing narcissism.

“We can start from below and, case by case, act at the most concrete and local levels, and then expand to the farthest reaches of our countries and our world, with the same care and concern that the Samaritan showed for each of the wounded man’s injuries,” the pope writes in “Fratelli Tutti.”

Discussing social and global realties as well as spiritual life, the pope teaches that we are all saved together or no one is saved. He concludes: “Poverty, decadence and suffering in one part of the earth are a silent breeding ground for problems that will end up affecting the entire planet.”