A Change is Going to Come

http://www.ltsg.edu/about-us/news/2015/elca-leaders-for-racial-harmony

This, is a reality that is the elephant in the room…

In an open letter from  African American sisters and brothers who are leaders in theological education  issued a very particular call to theological school presidents and deans.  They wrote, “We invite our colleagues— presidents, deans and leaders of all divinity and theological schools—to arise from the embers of silence and speak up and speak out as the prophet of old, ‘let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream’”

This, the wider Church, is not perfect

We sing in many of our faith communities “All Are Welcome”

But that is not the reality, and that is painful

As a woman of Color, I dance between two worlds..

although regardless, in the shadow of the Cross

kneeling at the Table

I am the same as my brother and sister in Christ

What I have found here at Seminary is that there is a struggle to create the beloved community

But here, I have found acceptance for who I am

and encouraged to be authentically who I am

even through the tension.

So we must continue to push the boundaries, ask the questions…

because that is what the Gospel clearly proclaims..

that is what clearly we are called to…

Soon and very soon, 

A change is going to come.

God’s Peace.

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