The world is becoming small and people groups that could once comfortably ignore each other are now face-to-face. We can choose to comment on oddities and sneer at differences, or we can choose to embrace each other as unique individuals and create space for everyone to breathe. How shall we proceed? While understanding spoken languages and cultural customs will be important, it will take time, effort and resources to adapt to each other. We can begin to live together now by acting in ways that resonate across cultures. If it’s true that, “action speaks louder than words”, our first path to better understanding will be to initiate relationships where love is expressed in ways that create hope and build trust.