Loving neighbors who are different

Please, if you are scared or mistrustful of a particular religion or nationality, take the time to get to know a few people of that religion or nationality. Eat meals together, ask questions about their personal interpretations of their sacred texts, listen to their political opinions, lose yourself in their stories, laugh together, meet their children. It isn’t a betrayal of your own faith or your own God. It isn’t conversion. It isn’t saying that you think all belief systems are equally true. It is getting to know your neighbor. It is the first step of opening yourself up and becoming capable of loving them as you love yourself.

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