We’ve probably seen one or more of the Ad Council’s videos (often appearing as commercials on TV) in its Diversity and Inclusion campaign. You can read all about it here and watch the various ads they have put together.
I’ve posted the latest one below. What struck me about this one–after the wave of gratitude and joy and some sadness rushed through me–is how this beautiful example of Opening the Window to love happened because some regular folks used what they knew how to do to open some windows. This is a product of some tech folks who know how to make computers, cameras, music and live feeds all come together in an arena with a sports crowd in THIS way to demonstrate THIS kind of unbiased love. Have a look:
As we end this month of reflection on “Open the Window” I am left wondering: what abilities do each of us have–at our finger tips–things that we already know how to do that could be used to open the windows of our lives–to unbiased love. That is, after all, what the Beloved Community is about. Unbiased love is, in my mind, the definition of a radically welcoming community.
I have loved this ad campaign ever since I first encountered it at a UUCG service. The reactions of those involved give me hope that some day we will truly embrace what these ads are teaching us, all of us. Personally, my challenge with bias is a perceived one; I fear losing my Dad and the rest of my relatives in coming out finally. That being said, there is something uniquely special about chosen family. They are the ones who have shown me unbiased love, despite myself.
Chosen family is special. Glad you are part of my chosen family, Jen.
Me too. Thanks. Have a great day.