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    Shepherd: Steward of the People

    The poet Naomi Shihab Nye, “Before you know what kindness really is, you must lose things.” She goes on to describe how, by knowing loss, experiencing pain, putting oneself in the shoes of another (the immigrant on the side of the road, the teen handing over control to addiction), kindness first reveals its potent salve to the wounded soul. It is by being present to another that kindness has agency to inject itself into a situation gone horribly sideways. My husband, Howie, is now an avid cyclist. During these polar vortex-seized winter months, he sets his road bike on a trainer that is wired to a virtual program. He sets…