There is beauty in building bridges, extending love and compassion to folks who differ from you. EVERY one of us is CONNECTED. When you discover the radical, healing and affirming power of God’s love, your heart is transformed. ALL forms of life are sacred, our siblings, not separate from us. ✨
Thank you for this beautiful work @knotsandjots
and your powerful words:
Even though I sometimes wish I grew up completely immersed in Puerto Rican community, I am also extremely grateful that in its absence I was able to find community with so many people outside of my own culture and race.
Those relationships have forced me to see beyond the superficial bonds of sharing skin tones or countries of origin and to grasp onto other things like shared values, shared struggles, and shared hope. They have also helped me see beyond my own tradition and culture and allowed me to experience many others that treasure the same values, mourn similar struggles, and celebrate the same hope in so many different, beautiful ways.
To every person in my life that shared their culture, their traditions, their stories with me, thank you for sharing your beauty and strength with me.
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