What if most of us aren’t “either/or” but “both/and”?
I can simultaneously hold the truth that white men have done great and amazing things AND that they have built and perpetuated broken systems
I can simultaneously hold the truth that changes need to be made within our law enforcement AND still have a deep respect for our law enforcement
I can simultaneously hold the truth that #blacklivesmatter AND that the black community will need to do some work within themselves to aid in their full healing
I can simultaneously hold the truth that the science may be inconclusive AND still wear a mask on the decent chance it is correct in order to love my neighbor well and protect them-especially when wearing a mask doesn’t hurt my health it’s just uncomfortable.
I have had many tell me I’m too liberal. I have had many tell me I’m not liberal enough. What if it isn’t conservative vs liberal but in fact it is HUMANS desiring to be heard and understood and the deep reality is until we are all willing to come to the table to have a constructive conversation about the real issues that face us we will never see good, true and lasting change
The reality is we will all need to make sacrifices and adjustments.
What’s one thing you are willing to actually listen to the other side of the issue on? I’ll listen to you anytime and every time if you want to have a constructive conversation. If you just want to convince me you are right without hearing the nuance and mess that is the truth of living as a human I’ll pass but I will love you deeply.
Some of my dearest friends and even family differ greatly from me but guess what? We still love each other. We still engage in the conversations and ….turns out…we have learned from one another.