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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 www.amenabrown.com; www.myspace.com/amenabrown.

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