Messages on topics of interest to our community from our Lead Minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi .

I Hear You

I hear you. I hear that you feel as if you're being treated unfairly. I hear that you feel you are being called into account for something that you did not choose as an active participant. I hear that the idea that sometimes we operate by biases that we do not understand is not something you want to acknowledge or are willing to entertain. I hear that this is really painful for you. And yes, ministers are supposed to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, and I hear you say that you are also discomfited, and I want you to know that I hear that there are no comfortable among us in the world in which we live. I hear you that your pain is real as well. That you feel as if you are being called names that should be reserved for those who carry torches or physically attack people. I hear you that you do not equate being unintentionally complicit with these sorts of actions and that you do not want to be shamed. I hear you that you do not want to be given the same label as people you despise or see that you have…

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