The Indian women look at my bangles and smile at me. It’s funny how something as simple as bangles creates a connection. It’s the same with my anklets and punjabis: Looking like them even in these small ways sends a message so clear. It says “I care enough about you to look like you, to be like you, to experience life like you. I love you.”
It makes their eyes light up. And it reminds me of the way that my eyes light up when I realize that my Jesus, my Yisaya, did not come to us as an unrelatable God, but as a human like us.
I receive the message that is oh so clear, “I care enough about you to look like you, to be like you, to experience life like you…. I love you.”