An attender at our meeting saw a documentary film on Audrey Lorde recently. She related a moment in the film where a young black man stands up and asks Lourde if the Black Feminist Movement takes away from the larger Black Liberation Movement.
Lorde thinks for a moment and says "since black women are black any empowerment of black women empowers the black liberation movement."
And then in a softer mother-like tone of voice says to the young man "I'm not asking you to agree but [in a softer tone] would you think about it."
In a time of such political divisiveness, it is unlikely that we will all agree. In fact, we may even find ourselves in situations where we are a lone voice and there are no like-minded folks around ... but ... we can be like-hearted.
We can be soft and gentle with one another and reach with our words to the heart from the heart. In this way, we may find common ground