God has a dream for all people to live a good life, a life of freedom, a life where there is equality and equity. The story of God leading the Israelites to the promise land out of the slavery they were experiencing in Egypt, reminds us that God continues to have this dream for our world today as we work for racial reconciliation and anti-black racism. And of course God invites us just like Moses, to be part of making that dream a reality.
Scripture: Exodus 3:2-7; Exodus 13:21; Numbers 14:1-9
When it comes to the injustice of racism for many of us it starts with a confession. It is time to name things like “white privilege” and the reality that some people have had a disadvantage in life simply because of the colour of their skin. There are systems and structures that need to change and as overwhelming as that may seem it all starts with simply taking a step. Confession is a good place to start and the prophet Micah will help us get there and beyond.
Scripture: Micah 6:1-8
We may not have all had the same experiences in life but we can certainly work on a response to racism together. In fact as we do that we really are “better together”. As followers of Jesus our mandate is help free the oppressed and bring all of us to a level playing field. We need people of all colours and races to stand up for each other. It will take all of us working together as God leads us to help bring the changes that are needed AND as we do we will experience a richness and depth of life and love that has Jesus at the center.
Scriptures: Luke 4:14-19; Galatians 3:26-28
Table of Reconciliation
As we wrap up the series, we will have a conversation with a 'round table' of multiple voices speaking to the promises of reconciliation AND what we can to work towards getting there. We will have a diverse lineup of speakers sharing openly and honestly as we not only reflect on this series but also name what we can do moving forward.
2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2