Sister Meg: 'What matters to me'
Sister Meg is in mission formation with Franciscan Mission Service as she prepares for a year of mission in Bolivia with the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis in Santa Cruz. She recently contributed this blog entry, "What Matters to me: from inclusion, to dignity, to family." Here's an excerpt:
For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt passionate about inclusion. Perhaps it was connected to the loneliness I experienced in grade school or, more likely, it was because of the attention my mother gave to people others may not have time for. Whatever the reason, I have grown up seeing beauty in diversity and in marveling at the uniqueness of each person.
As I grew and matured, I learned about the dignity of the person. The understanding that each person is completely their own self, and created that way by God. That this dignity extends to each person regardless of what they look like, how they think, how they behave, or where they live. As you may guess, I embraced this whole-heartedly, and I seek to accept each person I meet as God’s beautiful creation, made just the way God wanted.
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