Saturday, April 10, 2010

Racism


I know that black is beautiful and white is beautiful. But the most beautiful color of all is black and white together.



We hate each other because we fear each other. We fear each other because we don't know each other. We don't know each other because we won't sit down at the table together
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- Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, quoted in Partners to History, by Donzaleigh Abernathy



O God:
Pour your Spirit into our hearts so that we might bear your welcome to all around us, that we might love our neighbors as ourselves and in so doing live out our love for you. We confess our own welcome is limited, that we tend to care for only those we like or who care for us. Challenge us, God, to love more and to welcome more.
Amen

1 comment:

Thomas Scarborough said...

I'm not sure I'm convinced. It's reminiscent of the Greek philosophers: all you need is complete knowledge and humanity will be well. On the other hand, I know from experience that there is nothing like the sharing of spiritual experience in Church to bring unity (ours is a multicultural, multiracial Church).