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A Prayer for Racial Justice

09/14/2020

Are you wondering how to pray for racial justice? I found the website Faith and Prejudice, which is a “movement of Christians who are committed to living a life of radical love and humility as demonstrated by Jesus Christ; the type of love and humility that confronts and dismantles racism in America once and for […]

Keep On Keeping On Caring

07/30/2020

I didn’t know.  I didn’t realize the depth and breadth of the violence and injustice that Black people have endured for centuries. I’m sorry.  Please forgive me God.  To all people of color who have suffered and are suffering today, I say, please forgive me. In the book White Fragility Robin Diangelo writes, “The antidote […]

A Starting Point for Racial Justice: Stop, Look, Listen

06/29/2020

As a child, when my mother was teaching me about safety when crossing a street, she would instruct, “Stop. Look. Listen. And then Go.”  As the current events regarding racial injustice continue to swirl around in my head, I wonder, what should I do?What should our ministry, Wisdom of the Wounded, say and do? It […]

One White Privileged Woman and One Small Step Forward

From time to time, I’ve felt called to write about racial injustice. For example, I’ve pondered my role as a bystander by not speaking up about racial injustice. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have put the issue of racism in the United States front-and-center this summer. Racial injustice is so […]

Help Carry The Burden

05/17/2016

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Last night I saw a movie about courage and carrying one another’s burdens. The movie was “#42.” It was about Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major-league baseball. In one scene Jackie was playing in his hometown stadium in Brooklyn. During the game he committed an error and the crowd began to shout derogatory remarks and racial slurs. Jackie Robinson stood at first base with his head down. He was thoroughly humiliated.

What Are We Teaching?

11/10/2014

Are we teaching our children to hate?  Please carefully consider the words in the following song called, “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” from the musical South Pacific. It is interesting to note that when Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rodgers created the song in 1949 it was controversial and was omitted from the original Broadway […]