I am grateful for the Word of God and even more so the Living Word–Jesus. When I’m confused, angry, hurt, afraid, I turn to scripture and prayer. I am never disappointed–although sometimes it is delayed based on my own self-righteousness getting in the way. These past few months and specifically the past week I have prayed and read continually.
On Tuesday, St. Luke’s joined others in a social media blackout. It was a way to encourage honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community.
George Floyd can no longer speak up for himself, so we as people of faith are called to do so.
Listen to what is found in the book of wisdom:
Thank you to all who have raised their voice, made a contribution to the immediate needs of the community, and have self-reflected upon their own impact to the inequities found in our society. Arguably everyone who is reading this post is doing so from a place of privilege. We often don’t see it in the mirror because we are constantly bombarded by advertisers stating we are not enough, we need more.
My Facebook post on May 24, was a response to the ongoing pandemic, “I think that when the dust settles, we will realize how little we need, how very much we actually have, and the true value of human connection.” It echoed even louder the following day.
Again, I look to scripture and pray. I trust that it was the Spirit at work inviting us to study The Letter to the Philippians, something decided when times seemed simpler at the beginning of the year. Paul’s letter spells out the way in which those who are in Christ ought to live. It is written to a Roman colony which gave its citizens great privileges, for they enjoyed considerable property and legal rights. It is a letter that speaks to us in this day and time.
Ongoing prayers and blessings,