What may, on first glance, seem to us a stain on another, is probably not a stain but a scar – which they wear heroically. Everyone has a story. If their story is a mess, we can be sure that someone taught them this story. If our reaction to someone is rejection or condemnation, we probably don’t know enough about them. If we did, we would also find mercy in our hearts for them.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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