Author: familylives

Nothing is more complex than teaching others to feel safe and loved. – JOHN MCGEE
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It does not matter where you start, but how far you can go in terms of deepening a sense of gentleness in yourself, in the caregivers whom you encounter, and in the troubled individuals whom you wish to help. – JOHN MCGEE
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Remember this is your community.  The way it feels depends on you. – JOHN MCGEE
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The true measure of community is how safe and loved the most troubled individual feels. – JOHN MCGEE
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We have to begin to imagine what we would like to happen to us if we were marginalized, how we would like to be treated, and how would we like to feel if we had needs that required others’ caring for us. – JOHN MCGEE
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[A culture of life’s] center is the establishment of warm and authentic relationships among all involved.  But, then it spreads beyond the initial relationship to others. – JOHN MCGEE
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Servant-leaders need to see their role as creating, maintaining, and promoting a culture of life.  Its center is the establishment of warm and authentic relationships among all involved.  But, then it spreads beyond the initial relationship to others. – JOHN MCGEE
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We often do a myriad of things that, without even thinking, can be interpreted by someone who is fragile, vulnerable, and without strong attachments as destructive and domineering. – JOHN MCGEE
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Our challenge is to move toward a community of care and response – one that gives hope, encourages relationships, responds lovingly to needs, and promotes human interdependence. – JOHN MCGEE
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The professional’s role can be important, but it is secondary to a feeling of companionship and community. – JOHN MCGEE
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