When we meet a person/s whose customs and beliefs are different from ours, it is easy to prematurely judge and dislike them. However, if we’re not mindful, our fear of the unfamiliar can fuel our intolerance and we might inadvertently entertain hate.
This Holy Week, may we be mindful and respectful of each other’s beliefs. Let us not allow ourselves to be bullies just so we can defend our faith. May we have the mindfulness and courage to listen without judgment, to give respect before demanding it, and to be considerate of each person’s preferences and ideologies.