Look around. It’s extremely clear that we’re in the midst of a moment where we need to admit we have a lot to learn when it comes to loving our neighbors, to putting an end to oppression, and to standing up for what is right.
Where does it all begin? Humility.
Working across different cultures teaches you pretty quickly that one of the easiest ways to mess things up is to assume you understand everything about a group of people, ready to fix whatever’s wrong. That’s an easy way to do harm.
Instead, may we all go in ready to listen. To lament. To try to understand. Our solutions aren’t anywhere near as important as our solidarity. May we all take the time to listen those who face oppression. It just might help us understand ourselves.