Raise Your Hand If You’re Honestly Terrible At Anti-Racism
Today is Trinity Sunday. If you’ve been in church circles for awhile, you’re used to hearing a priest get up and fumble around in the pulpit for 15 minutes with no real idea of how to say anything helpful.
It strikes me that this is remarkably similar to how most mainline white clergy feel about racism as well.
We get up in the pulpit and fumble around for 15 minutes with very little idea of how to say anything helpful.
That’s where I am today, so God bless you for sitting here and listening while I ask for a Word to share from the Holy Spirit.
What have the events since George Floyd’s death on May 25th revealed to us?
They have shown us a white church having had very little impact on police brutality and systemic racism.
They have shown us an Episcopal Church that didn’t really get outraged until one of our precious historic buildings was threatened.
And they have shown me how much I was allowing white fragility and white silence to drive my behavior, and I didn’t even know it.Continue reading