A heart for community

It's natural to care deeply about community. Real love for family extends to neighbors—and overflows for the whole of society. This occasional column tells how a spiritual perspective has been helping Sentinel readers help others and make a contribution to healing some of the collective challenges facing communities today.

A friend invited me to a special program in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a new experience for me. For many years I had lived where I rarely came in contact with other races but had recently moved to a multiracial neighborhood. I had been feeling disoriented and even fearful of some of the people I saw every day in my neighborhood. And now I felt a little strange sitting in this audience.

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