See people through a new lens.

See people through a new lens.
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Throughout my entire career, I’ve seen people at their worst—their lowest of lows. Never have I experienced a call for service where someone wanted to tell me about how great their day had been.
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Why don’t we take some time and try to figure out what the underlying issue is? Not just in my profession but in everything we do?
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Why are we reluctant to communicate with individuals we don’t know? What is holding us back from pursuing a conversation with our Heavenly brothers and sisters?
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What makes us so uncomfortable to engage other people and get to know their strengths as well as their weaknesses?
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You meet a homeless man or woman. Your first thought might be, ”Oh, let me give them money for food or a hotel.” That’s an assumption. You assume that’s what they need. You may read their poster, and it says, ”Starving, need food.” Now, it’s no longer an assumption because you read their poster, and that’s what they need, right? Wrong!
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The intent in your heart is good, but would you sit down with them and get to the bottom of what’s causing their homelessness or mental health needs? Who’s responsibility is it to take care of each other? Is it Law Enforcement? Is it the Mental Health workers? Is it the Church Clergyman/woman? Is it the hospital?
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Who’s responsible?
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We all are.
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If that’s true, why do we fear to engage our communities and help our brothers and sisters in crisis? Giving a couple of bucks for a burger isn’t solving any problem. It’s putting a bandaid on a wound. We aren’t stitching it up and fixing the injury by doing those things.
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What would Christ do? Drop a couple of bucks in their bucket and go on his way?
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We can make a real difference in our communities and our Nation if we take time to slow down.
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We can make a real difference in our communities if we stop judging and fearing one another.
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We can make a real difference in our communities if we take time to engage and meet new brothers and sisters each day.
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We can make a difference in our communities if we truly do our best to walk with the Savior and do as he commanded us to do.
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See people through a new lens and Hear Him!
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