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June 7, 2020

A Time of Discomfort

The time has come for us to all get more comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s uncomfortable for white people to hear how their actions/inactions contribute to racism, even without realizing it. It’s uncomfortable for many Black people to speak up and share their lived experiences in front of audiences with whom they’ve previously been cautious, particularly […]

May 31, 2020

Love One Another

I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”. – John 13:34-35 Good Shepherd’s Racial Equity Council will come together […]

May 24, 2020

National Foster Care Month

For over 30 years, May has been recognized as National Foster Care Month. It is a time to celebrate the incredible gift given by families who choose to open their hearts and homes to children in need, as well as those working and volunteering in foster care. To the estimated […]

May 17, 2020

The Importance of Empathy

Empathy is a way of feeling one’s way into the experience of another person—of seeing the world through their eyes and feeling the world through their heart. Experiencing deep empathy can be difficult.  At times it’s painful, exhausting, and feels like a burden, but I believe such willingness to enter into the chaos of […]