Amidst the programs, the food service, the Christmas planning, the housing symposiums, the migrant education, the job training, grant applications – one thing remains urgent – encourage one another!

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.

— Escape from Loneliness by Paul Tournier

A little bit goes a long way. Because of the prevailing winds of self-doubt – or even self-hatred, we must take the lead on this. We can move to a culture of encouragement as a balance for the fashion of rating our work only through the eyes of success and deliverables.  Let’s find ourselves intentionally raising the hopes of the vulnerable through words of encouragement.