Infinitely loved by God

In her memoir, technology pioneer Ping Fu shares a moving account of how an uncle provided a lifeline of love and encouragement when she was sent away as a child for “reeducation” during China’s Cultural Revolution. She faced extreme ridicule and bullying from militant Red Guards, but her uncle, who was able to briefly visit, gave her such reassurance when he said, “ ‘… know that you are precious. You don’t need to earn it; this is your birthright’ ” (Ping Fu and MeiMei Fox, Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds, p. 67). The book goes on to say that later he also encouraged her to “stay in a place of love toward other people, rather than sinking into resentment or fear” (p. 68).

Reading Ping Fu’s account and her uncle’s words has caused me to reflect on a time when I became afraid of another’s antagonism. This experience was nowhere near what Ping Fu faced, but it’s been a foundational one because it taught me how to “stay in a place of love” and conquer fear when confronted with negativity.

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