(I posted this originally as a personal Facebook status, but because it has resonated with so many people, I wanted to make it more widely available for sharing.)
I’ve been struggling for words to add to the conversation revolving around the recent exposure of the prejudice and violence endemic in this country. And I realize, I don’t have to add to the conversation; I just need to listen better to what is being said.
Our refusal to engage in other people’s realities and listen to their stories is what truly divides us in any situation. A lack of compassion always divides.
I’ve spent the last few weeks just trying to listen, trying to build my compassion in an area where my knee jerk...Continue reading