In a time where unspeakable tragedy dominates the news, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and even pessimistic about the future. I'm reminded of Fred Rogers' well-known advice, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."
New York City surrounds us with ambitious, hard- working, fascinating people. It is a fast paced en- vironment, o ering the best of the best to see and do. Its cultural aspirations make it one of the most exciting places to live in the world...
"Truly being with another person means being experientially with them, picking up countless tiny signals from the eyes and voice and body language and context, and reacting, often unconsciously, to every nuance. These are our deepest social skills, which have been honed through the aeons. They are what make us distinctively human."
"Our hope is to heal divisions between class and factions of our city and to create opportunity for people of diverse identities to meet, relate, and experience moments of life together that will be remembered."
"Upon learning of her poor living conditions and inadequate support, Marsha and Jack formed a group that fought to get Judith out of the nursing home and into her own home with personal assistance. Judith dubbed the group the “Joshua Committee,” because together they ‘blew down the walls’ (Joshua 6:20). The work of the Joshua Committee in joining with Judith demonstrates the way in which people can work together to be a life-changing force in each others’ lives."
"My vision had shifted from being a person who looks out and sees only the brokenness of the lives orbiting mine, to a person who looks out and sees the fingerprint of God's hand on every life - everyone, every life royalty."