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homelessness

March 24, 2013

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I do not presume to understand what it is like to lay my head on concrete all night long. I do not presume to understand what it is like to sleep under a freeway bridge. I do not presume to understand what it is like to wake up in such dry cold that my throat […]

Familiarity and Exclusion, Freedom and Oppression

March 18, 2013

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Familiarity Familiarity is our blind spot. We can’t “See” the things we are familiar with; like the way we treat people, the beauty of nature, or the expressiveness of the human face. Unless we “silence the familiar and welcome the strange”, we will not begin to “See” (Sam Keen). Our blind spot will remain blind […]

Living in a Spirit of Dialogue

March 12, 2013

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“’Dialogue’ comes from the Greek word dialogos. Logos means ‘the word’, or in our case we would think of the ‘meaning of the word’. And dia means through… Even one person can have a sense of dialogue within himself, if the spirit of the dialogue is present. The picture or image that this derivation suggests […]