There's a Place For You
It's natural to categorize people but I think I've used it as an excuse to dismiss their humanity.
"He's too liberal, I won't listen to him."
"She's Muslim, there's nothing she can teach me."
"Their just immature, what can they add to my life?"
The same time we refuse to listen is the same time we stop learning. Categorizing someone's worth by their beliefs is a great way to make us feel better about our lives while at the same time making the other person feel terrible about theirs.
Let's have a seat for everyone at the table, not just the people who think like us, talk like us, or walk like us. We will be better people for it.
Today, with our who bodies, let's communicate the message:
"There's a place for you here. I will listen to you."