Power of Story

I wrote this reflection exactly one year ago in reference to a caravan of refugees headed to America from Honduras. The story is relevant not only for the original intention, but also to so many circumstances today. I thought I’d share my simple reflection in case you might relate.


I cannot tell their story because it is their story.

In the same way, no one can tell my story because it is mine.

But we will listen.

To their story.

And we will share their words.

And we will ask our children to listen.

And share.

And we will keep listening and keep sharing.

And we will continue to invite everyone to the table, to break bread.

Share stories.

To listen with our hearts.

Because, in your humanity, I find mine.

And in theirs, you will find yours.

Ubuntu. I am because we are.

No matter the story,

It’s important we listen.

Can you relate? I’d love to hear your reflections in the comments.

I am because we are.

Published by christellelerryn

Blogger with a thing for love and hope and grace and adventure. Wrote a Children's Book. Creative. Work in a homeless shelter and treatment facility. Every day I hear the words "I just can't do this anymore" and I remember when I whispered those very words. And I remember hope that whispered through my soul from stories like yours. We all have one. A story. We are more alike than different.

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