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to understand, listen, accept, and love. Then not only can you share the words of ­Jesus’ message; you can demonstrate its reality by really loving ­people just as they are, and presenting yourself not as some know-it-all holier-than-thou but as a human being who needs God as much as anyone. It’s funny how a website with pseudonyms helped me become more real than I had been in a long time. Maybe ­people who don’t believe in ­Jesus but are searching for something real in their lives want someone to love and keep it real with them. Maybe this is what ­Jesus wants too.

Amena Brown As a performance poet, speaker, and arts journalist, Amena Brown lends her voice to finding inspiration, truth, and purpose as she encourages those she encounters to do the same. Visit Amena at;


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