I close my eyes and breathe, inviting peace.

I open my heart and breathe, inviting love.

My soul rejoices, knowing God is with me.

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We have many parts in one body, but the parts don’t all have the same function. In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. We have different gifts that are consistent with God’s grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith.

Romans 12:4-6

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Aside from family and faith, my two great passions are music and bringing people together — especially in racial reconciliation. For many years, I thought I had to do one or the other, and I wasted time trying to figure out which one I should choose. Eventually I realized that maybe God was inviting me to do both. In my racial reconciliation work, being a musician helps me to see conflict and love in a new way. When I’m singing in my choir, my reconciliation work makes me a better musician because I have learned the importance of listening and working together.

None of us has to be good at everything. If we try to be or do something that does not fill our souls with love and joy, we will quickly become discouraged or even bitter. Yet when we bring our passion and gifts to serve our neighbors, our love invites the love of others.

What is your passion? How will you bring that passion to strengthen the Body of Christ?

Heidi J. Kim

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Good and Gracious God, thank you for endowing me with a passion for life and love. Grant me the humility to acknowledge my gifts and the gifts of others as we work to build the Kingdom of God together. Amen.

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Let peace remind me to enter with love.

Let love remind me to make space for God.

May God’s grace help me to see and be seen!

Heidi J. Kim

Heidi J. Kim serves The Episcopal Church as the Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation. She lives in Bellevue, Washington with her spouse, Dr. Alec Campbell, and two daughters, Fiona (19) and Kiera (17).

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