Text: Mark 7: 1-23
Good Morning –
Sharing my reflection on God's word with us this morning, I want to acknowledge and give thanks for fierce, heartfelt reflections by Austin Channing, a young African-American pastor for her meditations on being an angry Black, Christian woman. I also honor Dr Cornel West, for the refiner's fire that burns within him, that is his light.
The last time I shared with you on a Sunday morning, I shared how, thanks to my former colleague, Blossom Williams, an African-American woman about my age, I came to realize how my world view – if we think of our world view as an umbrella – my world view was actually only big enough for me. Thanks to Blossom, I woke up and knew that I want my world view to be much bigger – to cover and include the world views of my sisters and brothers of color as well as myself and others who grew up unconscious of the privilege that comes to us without our asking – just because we are so-called White. The last time I shared with you on a Sunday morning, I spoke about how God was putting people in my life who are helping me get a bigger umbrella.