October 25, 2018
Recently I came across an article that greatly inspired and challenged me. The topic was dignity.
In the article, the author wrote, “The only thing that I have seen that unites people, especially those who have gone through the pain and anguish of longstanding conflict, is a shared desire to be treated with dignity. This universal human yearning is our highest common denominator. Everyone wants to be treated as if they mattered. Dignity is what can unite us. For if indignity has torn us apart, dignity can bring us back together again…” (Donna Hicks at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University and author of the book, Dignity: It’s Essential Role in Resolving Conflict.)
As I have been reflecting on the power of dignity, I have been struck by how the very word itself inspires a visceral response in me. I notice myself standing taller, connecting with a kind of deep strength that needs no defense.
As we explore this topic on Sunday, we will also be blessed with Amy Augenstein singing, “The Greatest Love of All.”
Blessings and love,
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.