#5070

I agree, Joy. There is no way any one person can be an expert in everyone’s religion, culture, and life experience. The difference is in how we approach that person–with sensitivity, respect, humility, the ability to say “I’m sorry I called you by the wrong name.” The very skills we spend our careers honing are the things that matter most. I think we have spent a lot of time in this course focusing on the “right” interactions. But certainly that is no substitute for the “compassionate” interactions that we already do. Saying and knowing all the right terminology is like a clanging gong if we don’t have love…