Today’s a new day! If your words are seeds, what are you planting? ~OC
Dear God, you have shared through your scriptures the importance of Unity. Today, I pray unity will flow out of us like a river. May it flow through our families, friends, communities, churches and the world. May unity be more than just a word. I pray unity will become a way of life. ~OC
Dear Jesus, I thank you for another year. Last year was filled with many challenges, but also some amazing moments. Both gave us a chance to grow. As we walk into 2021, here is my prayer for the new year.
Teach us grace, that we may walk in forgiveness, Teach us wonder, that we may walk in praise, Teach us goodness, that we may walk as servants, Teach us truth, that we may walk with courage, Teach us love, that we may walk in compassion, Teach us mercy, that we may walk in humility, Dear Jesus, teach us to walk with You, that we may walk with boldness. Amen. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Just because most of the media has jumped to other stories, do not stop having true and meaningful conversations about racism and injustice in America. It’s still real and still happening. Keep the conversations going. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Here are some question for the Church and the Nation:
*When the media leaves Minneapolis, will you still be standing up and speaking out for the rights of our brothers and sisters of color?
*Will you still be having conversations about racism and injustice in America?
*Will you remember all the African-American men and women, who were simply murdered because of the color of their skin?
*Will you just go back to regularly scheduled programming? ~OC
As I hear about another black man in America being murdered for simply being black, my heart breaks. My heart breaks for the families. My heart breaks for every person of color that fears for their lives when dealing with law enforcement. My heart breaks for every parent that sits home late at night, praying their son or daughter of color makes it home safely. My heart breaks for America.
Racism is still alive and well in America. If you don’t believe that, you are fooling yourself. My brothers and sisters of color are discriminated against every day. That’s just truth. If you doubt that truth, your living in denial. If you doubt that truth, take the time to have a real conversation with a friend that looks different than you. If you don’t have a friend that meets that criteria, you might be part of the problem. Racism is sadly still alive and well in America. That’s just truth.
Christians everywhere need to stand up against racism and social injustice. We can no longer sit around and just pray for the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Eric Harris, Walter Scott, Freddie Gray and George Floyd. Churches can no longer just talk about racism and injustice after the murder of another black man in America. Church leaders need to be having regular conversations about racism and injustice with their congregations on a regular basis. God’s people need to have real and honest conversations about racism and injustice in America. We need to pledge to make a real difference. Until we have these tough conversations, we will continue to be a divided nation and my heart will continue to be broken. ~OC
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