Crisis, Capacity, and Community

By Michael Thompson, Family Support Group Leader

I’ve heard it said before that the Chinese word for “crisis” is made from two characters meaning “danger” and “opportunity.” Actually, it isn’t.

The characters are better identified as “danger” and “critical point.” The second character doesn’t provide any optimistic hope for moving¬†forward. However, it does identify that there is a certain moment when a decision needs to be made. A crisis in any language is bad. The question left to us is this: Are we ready to respond? Continue reading