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.