Mission Bite #83: Knowing and Being Known

"When I walk down the street of my neighborhood in the inner city, I do not see thugs, delinquents, or terrorists. I see my friends, people I know. When we seek to know the other and understand who they are as people and we let ourselves be known and understood, it is virtually impossible to stereotype. You can't lump everyone together because you know the person and you know how that person is different from others you know. So the next time you see a person you would normally shy away from, just say hello. It will go a long way towards knowing and being known."

- Nell Green, CBF field personnel, Houston, Texas