Wednesday, Day Eighteen
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.” ~ Matthew 5:44-45
If you haven’t seen the series “Eyes on the Prize,” consider watching it. For now, watch the preview to catch a glimpse of the Civil Rights Movement.
God grant that violence be overcome by the power of love, that opposition give way to reconciliation and that the desire to oppress be transformed into the desire for forgiveness, justice and peace…May peace be in our hearts so that they are open to the action of God’s grace…May all members of the family community, especially children, the elderly, the weakest,
feel the warmth of this feast, and may it extend subsequently to all the days in the year. Amen.
~ Pope Benedict XVI
21 Days of Hope, as a devotion, is a journey through scripture, prayer, and resources that can move those of us who are white toward a closer understanding of racism in our country and the experience of our black and brown brothers and sisters.