Friday, Day Twenty
“Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.” ~ Joel 12:12-13
Read this article on the anger of black people
listen to this song...
Justice is not retribution or revenge, as if that would undo the offense, the harm. Confronted by another senseless shooting, our sense of disbelief and anger boils over into street demonstrations, breaks open another round of protests. Law and order is the battle cry for some, but anarchy is not on the agenda. Keep our hearts focused on love, Lord. Equality is a sign of your kin-dom come. Amen.
~ Rev. George R. Crisp
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.