The Story of Your Tribe

What is the story of your tribe? It’s one of the most important questions to ask. The answer has likely defined you long before you were aware of it.

He Saw That It Was Good p. 7

So many overlapping stories: family, community, state, nation, hobbies, work—at different times, different ones pulling harder, but all the time all of them whispering or shouting. We want to say we define ourselves. We want to say, “I am my own man or woman.” And that is a lie. Baraka is right. We have been defined. So we must be cognizant of what those definitions are if we’re ever going to be able to sort truth from lies. And we must begin to attune our ears to the voice of our creator. 

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