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Seeing our Differences and The Work of Loving
If we aren't celebrating our differences, are we truly loving?
The truth of these words isn't the easiest to hear or to acknowledge. It takes hard work to recognize, accept, and celebrate, and it’s easier not go to these places.
When something horrible happens, we come back to words like these. But, we need to keep saying this when there isn't a tragedy. We need regular reminders.
We need to keep doing the work of recognizing, accepting, and celebrating. This is the work of loving.
Loving is holy work. It's sacred work. It's THE work. What else can there be, but to love? Loving means seeing, recognizing, accepting, celebrating.
It is seeing, and being seen.
It is knowing, and being known.
Loving means seeing and knowing—and celebrating what we see and know, differences and all.
Loving means creating space for belonging.
We are all called to this work. Loving is THE work of our lives, of our existence.
If we aren’t loving, it means we aren’t recognizing, accepting, and celebrating. And it follows, then, that we aren’t truly living.