August 16, 2017

Racism is polluting our country and we are all affected by its poison.  It seems like it has only grown worse and it is in times like this I can become so frustrated.  I want to do something, yet – I also feel somewhat helpless to take on the entire subject of “racism in America”.

But I refuse to give up.  I may not be able to change everything, but I can do something.  I might not be able to have an affect on everyone, but I can govern my own behavior.  Here is my commitment, as small as it might be:  I commit to do my very best to see each and every person through the eyes of God and remember that God loves all of humanity as God’s children; I commit to do my best to learn about and celebrate different cultures and people with my family; I commit to grieve when I see the sinfulness of racism; and I commit to pray for healing and a greater personal awareness of what I can do to make a difference.

Gracious Lord, forgive our sins and hear our prayers.