Every week at Unbound we offer a prayerful reflection from a member of the Unbound community. This reflection was written by Senior Writer Larry Livingston.
One of the graces of the Unbound program is the path it opens for sponsors and their sponsored friends to get to know one another. Through the exchange of letters and, for some, meeting in person on awareness trips, members of our community are blessed to learn the realities of others living in circumstances very different from their own.
This expanded worldview helps us understand our differences, but it also leads to a deeper awareness of all we have in common. It helps us realize that the things that separate us — like race, religion, language or culture — need not be obstacles if we see others with respect instead of apprehension.
Unbound was founded on the belief that all human beings share a common kinship as children of God, and that each of us is imbued with a sacred dignity. Our desire is to help people better appreciate that dignity — within others and within themselves. In so doing, we help the world grow closer to becoming what God created it to be.
An expanded worldview is one of the characteristics that distinguishes the Unbound program. Learn more.
God of life, you desire that all your children live together in peace. Help us break down the walls of fear and mistrust that drive people apart, and build bridges of understanding that benefit all. In whatever we do, may love for our brothers and sisters guide us. We ask this in your holy name. Amen.
Copyright 2017 Larry Livingston for Unbound.org