In showing me what radical kinship looks like—in living it out on these pages—Gregory Boyle has me wondering:
What if outreach to the marginalized is really about being willing to be reached by them?
What if it's about receiving rather than giving or doing? You know—truly receiving the unwelcome with a welcoming embrace?
What if I came to know, deep within my core, that you are the other me, and I am the other you... that our separateness is only an illusion?
What if I said yes to entering into the fullness of kinship with you, and you, and you?
What if we meet there at the edge of I and Not I and discover unity?
What if we lifted one another out of isolation by merely showing up... every time?
Perhaps radical kinship begins with living these questions.
Perhaps compassion is the answer to every question.
Perhaps the welcoming embrace begins there—begins here.
I open myself to it... to being it.
I invite you into this beautiful kinship.
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