Love One Another

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I’ve felt like there’s been so much to read, learn, and absorb over the past couple of weeks, and to be honest I’m still not really sure what I can contribute or say about the recent tragic events that have taken place in our country and the impact they’ve had on Black families, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers and children.⁣
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Though our little family may never experience the horrors of racism, there are small and simple things that I can do to be a better sister, advocate, and true friend to my Black brothers and sisters.⁣ I can pray constantly for those who are suffering. I can pray for healing and help as I do the work to refine my own heart and judgmental thinking patterns.⁣

Jesus Christ has set the perfect example for us as to how we are to treat each other. “Love one another as I have loved you,” he taught in John 13:34.⁣ Though we may not be, His love is perfect and can shine through our imperfect efforts to be better as we seek Him.💛⁣
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I’d love to hear what you’ve been learning⁣⁣ through this historic time of empowerment of our beautiful Black community. How can we each celebrate diversity and be more inclusive in our small little corners of the world?

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Here are a few things I’ve found helpful and inspiring recently:

Locking arms for racial harmony in America – An article by the NAACP and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

This list of Black-owned restaurants in Utah.

My husband and I watched Just Mercy last week and it was so eye opening. I couldn’t believe this story had taken place so recently. I’m excited to continue to learn more about Black History through similar media!

This podcast episode of The Live Free Creative Podcast about becoming imperfectly anti-racist.

The First Name Basis Podcast by Jasmine Bradshaw.

I hope that you’ll share with me any books, articles, or resources that you’ve found helpful, too! Much love to all of you.

Author: Hailey Gardiner

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