Bringing light to difficult conversations

I had to go past a group of five protesters on the sidewalk on my way home. They were aggressively protesting an issue I felt strongly about.

I started to pray. My prayer was to reach a higher, spiritual understanding of those involved—to drop any negative narrative and see more healing possibilities to be and do good.

It came to me to talk with one of the leaders of the protest. This started a most interesting conversation. I shared with him some exchanges I’d had with a member of their group that I’d found helpful. Surprised, the leader also shared what he understood of the opposing side. We were able to find not only common ground but some higher ground as we both acknowledged we were both striving for greater dignity and care for all people.

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