Dear Lilka (10/21/2016)

Last week, someone commented on the introduction that preceded our letters, “I can’t understand where these turmoils (sic) come from.” How can I explain to my white brothers and sisters the importance educating ourselves about history, because remaining uneducated about it devalues the experience of those who went through it? How can I explain we have different worldviews that are rooted in this history? How can I explain, as we unpack it, we must all look at it through the eyes of those who felt the pain of it? As a white woman, I can say categorically based on my … Continue reading Dear Lilka (10/21/2016)

…and Justice for All

When you see me, who do you see? A Black face? Someone who evokes rage or fright, Undeserving mercy, grace?   When you see me, who do you see? Blind and white and deaf; loath to step into shoes of your pain, color, grief or plight?   When you see me, when will you see that I am a child of God blessed by the Lamb? I have been rocked back and forth this year by the violence in our country over race relations and a serious lack of understanding, grace and communication between us all. To be frank, it … Continue reading …and Justice for All