Was Colorblind, but Now I See. Day 7: “I want Justice”

Take a few minutes and listen to this beautiful new song by Joshua Miller. Amos 5:21-24 The Message “I can’t stand your religious meetings.    I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.I want nothing to do with your religion projects,    your pretentious slogans and goals.I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,    your public relations and image making.I’ve had all IContinue reading “Was Colorblind, but Now I See. Day 7: “I want Justice””

Was Colorblind but Now I See Day 5: “Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness”

Discovery Bible Reading Read the following passage three times and each time ask the corresponding question. What does this passage tell me about God? What does it tell me about people and myself? If this is really God’s word (and words of Jesus specifically), what changes should I make in my life today? Matthew 5:3-10Continue reading “Was Colorblind but Now I See Day 5: “Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness””

Was Colorblind, but now I see. Day 4: “How Long?”

Start this time by simply reading from the prophet Habakkuk. Scripture Reading Habakkuk 1: 1-5 (NIV) The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. Habakkuk’s Complaint How long, Lord, must I call for help,    but you do not listen?Or cry out to you, “Violence!”    but you do not save?Why do you make me look at injustice?    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?Destruction andContinue reading “Was Colorblind, but now I see. Day 4: “How Long?””

Was Colorblind, but now I See. Day 3: “Test me.”

Contemplative Prayer Set an alarm for 5 minutes. Say, Come, Holy Spirit.”  Open yourself up to what the Holy Spirit wants to speak to you today. May be open your hands like you are going to receive a gift.  Sit in silence until the timer goes off. During this time simply follow your breath inContinue reading “Was Colorblind, but now I See. Day 3: “Test me.””

Was Colorblind but now I see Day 2: “Search me Oh God, and Know Me.”

Again, find a comfortable place to sit for a time of connecting to God. It’s helpful to have a time and place to meet with God, much like regular date spot. Lectio Diva Read the following Psalm three times, the first time simply read it slowly out loud if possible. The second time pay attentionContinue reading “Was Colorblind but now I see Day 2: “Search me Oh God, and Know Me.””

Was Colorblind but Now I See Day 1: “In God’s image God Created Them.”

Contemplative Prayer: Find a comfortable place to sit for a time of connecting to God. For me, the best time is first thing in the morning with my coffee. If you are a night person the best time might be at night long after the kids are asleep. Set an alarm for 5 minutes. Say,Continue reading “Was Colorblind but Now I See Day 1: “In God’s image God Created Them.””

Uprooting Racism from our Hearts and World

I am inviting you on a journey with the mission of uprooting racism in our own hearts and world. As the month (and years!) have shown us, police brutality directed toward Blacks is a symptom of systemic racism in our country. It is rooted in the evil foundations of the enslavement of African peoples beforeContinue reading “Uprooting Racism from our Hearts and World”