Alia Hui-Wen Sato is a pediatric intensive care unit nurse at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has blogged for Adam McHugh, author of "Introverts in the Church" and "The Listening Life," Relevant Magazine, Susan Cain's website "Quiet Revolution," and will be published in the Reflections column of American Journal of Nursing in August 2017. She believes in the power of story and reflection to process and transform even our most broken experiences under the grace of God. She lives the her husband and two children in West Los Angeles. You can find her at:

A Heart for the Oppressed
By Alina Hui-Wen Sato

WITH A FEW WEEKS remaining before I was due to give birth to our first child, I was on maternity leave and the nesting drive was in full force.