Many in the AAPI community are hurting. The Church must speak up.
After one of the lowest points in my life, I was confronted with the idea that our trials, our transitions, our grief, our hardships can be instructive and transformative.
In anticipation to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections, let us not retreat to our echo chambers or jump straight to arguing. Instead, let’s stay connected to each other, listening to different perspectives, and respecting each other’s beliefs.
I don’t say this nearly enough, but I am proud of my parents. Both were children of resilience, whose parents (my grandparents) had to rebuild their lives after the trauma of the Japanese American incarceration during WWII.
May my decisions, like Jesus, be based on the needs and suffering of others. May the pain of the world be that which invites me forward.
The lives of our African American sisters and brothers still matter even if our news feeds have returned to normal.