• “Of course, sharing one's thoughts-dissenting or not-in any sort of context is risky. It opens us up and makes us overwhelmingly vulnerable. Sometimes it's tempting to hide, to avoid revealing who we are, lest our failures and most secret hopes are set out for evaluation. But, of course, in allowing people in, we allow ourselves the most fundamental kind of human connection, and do honor to the Divine image in which we are all created. For, as author Martha Beck wrote, "Whoever said love is blind was dead wrong. Love is the only thing on this earth that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.”

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