BUILD A BETTER WORLD.
Hate has no business in our community.
One world, many stories.
I appreciate these three messages, shared on a poster, on a sign and on a bookmark at my local library.
In this public place along Division Street in Faribault, local residents of all ages, all colors, all backgrounds, gather. While there are certainly divisions and differences, there is also a coming together here facilitated by library staff.
Words matter. When I read words that encourage building up rather than tearing down, choosing love over hatred and fostering of unity instead of division, I am hopeful. I am hopeful that we can learn to get along, to appreciate the individual stories we each bring to our community. Once we begin to see each other as individuals, the building begins, the love flows, our world widens.
© Copyright 2017 Audrey Kletscher Helbling