For your morning reflection today, I’m offering you this piece — an American Muslim’s perspective on the growing hate and fear in our politics, and in our culture. Note that I’m not telling anyone how to vote in this election. Nor do I think that most people reading this support any of the insane measures certain politicians have called for against both Muslims and Hispanic immigrants.
But I think even those of us who are sympathetic to others, who believe that we are all God’s children, could stand to spend a little more time looking at the world through someone else’s eyes. We need practice and training in empathy…because I fear that in the coming days, months, and years, we’re going to be called on to use it more than we have for a long time.