People fear that which they do not understand. (Robert Soto, cross-cultural worker)

As a Native American leader, Soto has encountered a lot of misunderstanding—on all sides—and a lot of the resulting fears. The history of the government’s relationships with American Indians is a prime example of such confusion and the mistakes that come from not appreciating cultural and ethnic differences. Acceptance and tolerance can go a long way to dispel fear.

Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. (Proverbs 2:2-3)