As individuals, we may value freedom from attachment and for self-determination. But as human beings, we are born into relationships of mutual care because we need each other to survive. Human families exist because we need each other, because “it is not good for human beings to be alone.”
"When we let the gospel of God’s radical welcome redefine for us who and what is sacred, we begin to declare our collective belovedness in our behavior, in our language, and in our attitude. We begin to practice it with such intensity that it becomes central to how we see ourselves, and it begins to influence how people in the world around us see themselves."