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Article | March 29, 2023

“Our Compass Must Point Toward Hope.”

Blog|The Rev. Canon Anna E. Rossi

Katherine Thompson (left), her daughter, and her husband.

“Our compass must point toward hope.” Hope is the heartbeat of the Christian story, and of this NPR Perspective, shared by my colleague Katherine Thompson.

At Grace Cathedral, and in The Episcopal Church, we strive to be trans-inclusive, a place of welcome for Katherine’s daughter, and any who have found themselves on the margins. Our motivations aren’t political, and sometimes they’re not popular — they’re about following the way of Jesus, who showed us that God loves everyone, without exception. We know that love isn’t just a word or a feeling. Love is standing with people who feel afraid, creating spaces where they feel welcome, and speaking out when basic rights and needs are imperiled. Love is expanding our vocabularies and our imaginations, so that together, by God’s grace, we can build that future filled with hope.

Take the next step, and listen to Katherine’s Perspective on KQED.

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