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‘Wherever and whenever hatred or bigotry rises up and is directed at any child of God, we who follow Jesus of Nazareth and therefore stand for love, must act,’ he said. ‘We must stand up, speak up and show up. Today we do so with and for our Asian American and Pacific Islander brothers, sisters and siblings.’
“In this time of great change in the church, and the church’s role in our lives, Theodore of Tarsus is a beacon of hope. The church was no less tumultuous then. Theodore seems to have had a clear vision for making room for everyone – finding a way for all who wanted to be in the church to have a space.”
“I wondered about the small acts of courage it took for him to stand in opposition to his father and his best friend. Those acts pulled him from one to the other throughout most of his life. Yet, he seems to have stayed true to himself, even as he was swayed from one to the other.”
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