Finding the extended family of God's creation

The labels "we" and "they" don't tend to open doors for communication—between neighbors or between nations. In this "Profile" a member of the United States Foreign Service talks about how prayer has helped him stop labeling and love more so that he can play a healing role in countries where he is assigned. For professional reasons, he has asked that this interview be published without his name.

What I like so much about the kind of work that I am doing is that I can be an interface between one particular culture, one set of values and traditions, and another. I think that we Americans sometimes feel that we have so much that we want to give to other people. But there also is much for us all to share. There are unique ways of expressing love and truth and beauty, and these come through so strongly in each culture.

What has helped you to interact with different cultures?

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Silent prayer for the people of all nations
July 9, 1990

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