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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

De-Baiting Healthcare

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

 

Have you heard or seen anything like the reports from some of the Town Hall Meetings on the proposed healthcare plan?  Screaming and yelling.  Uncivil behavior.   I know the rhetoric rachets up several notches when people are frightened; that's to be expected.  But the unfiltered emotion, the vitriol, the volume?  What has happened to us?  Have we forgotten how to talk, really talk with each other?

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The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan

Hospitality and Healthcare

The Rev. Dr. Kimberleigh Buchanan (UCC)

"We just want you to know how precious you are." 

That's what Sr. Luke said to us the first night we 20 women pastors gathered at Our Lady of Grace Monastery for the Women Touched by Grace clergy renewal program.  I remember thinking how strange the words sounded, how foreign.  Come on!  We're pastors!  Others rarely treat us like real human beings, much less like precious ones.  In my mind, the response came quickly:  "What you talkin' 'bout, Sr. Luke?"

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