Faith + Life + Ramblings

A Change is Coming

In recent months, a lot of darkness has come to light. There are kneelers, and “me too”’s and public testimonies about sexual harassment and assault. Our leadership makes most of us cringe daily.

It feels unsettling. And it also feels exciting.

Change is coming.

Change and awakenings always begin with bold and courageous people, bringing the darkness into the light and simply telling their truth.

Uncomfortable conversations have to be had to create real change. As a nation, we are undergoing a remodel. It is uncomfortable and messy, and no one knows how long it will take, but in the end, I pray, all the rodents and mold will be gone and something structurally sound and ethically pure will take its place.

In the meantime, let’s love our neighbors by listening to them. Be open to an experience that is different from your own.

Remember it was MLK Jr. that spoke about white moderates being the greatest stumbling block to equality. “The white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice…”

Embrace the tension. You have the power to be a difference maker now.

Get excited, a change is surely coming.
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