A Step on the Road to Healing Racial Injustice

by: 
Bob Scott, Dr. Kathy Bozzuti-Jones, Kathryn Carroll

Photo of orange flowers by Kathy Bozzuti-JonesPhoto by KBJ

Key concepts to explore among the readings this week include God’s law, God’s compassion for the poor, and the mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves. Psalm 90’s reference to God’s anger over “our secret sins in the light of [God’s] presence” (v. 8) reminds us to check whether we are, indeed, embodying our covenant with God in terms of serving Christ in others and striving for justice and peace. 

With a lectionary backdrop of sin and striving, law, love, and righteousness before God, Sunday’s 10am Discovery adult formation session provides an encouraging community space in which to deepen our exploration into the sin of racism. Trusting in God’s accompaniment as we bring our “secret sins” into the light, we will share what it means to exercise Christian responsibility. How can we deal more directly with our own involvement in ongoing structural racism? Sacred conversation on this step of the road to healing is moderated by Roz Hall of Trinity’s Task Force Against Racism.

Finally, whether or not you’ve participated in Trinity’s book discussions on Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist, you will find this five-step Ignatian prayer method — A Daily Examen for Living as an Antiracist Person — a welcome support. Make it your practice to invite God into your personal commitment to become an antiracist person as you review your day at bedtime.

Kathy Bozzuti-Jones
Associate Director, Faith Formation & Education

 


Children’s Time

This Sunday at 10am, we’ll gather for an opening assembly and then children can choose from two breakout groups. If you haven’t already, please register to join and receive the Webex link to the live program and a supply kit sent to your home.

Godly Play

Preschool through 5th grade, 30 minutes
We’ll hear the story of The Ten Best Ways. During response time, we’ll cut out big heart shapes. Bring paper or cardstock and writing/drawing utensils.

Whole People of God

2nd through 5th grade, 30­­–45 minutes
We’ll hear the story of The Ten Best Ways. During response time, we’ll cut out big heart shapes. Bring paper or cardstock and writing/drawing utensils.

 


Discovery

This Sunday at 10am, join Roz Hall of Trinity’s Task Force Against Racism in a sacred conversation on the road to healing. We will share what it means to exercise Christian responsibility.

 


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