Faith and History

Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. If you saw our Christmas greeting, you’ll know that our household is set to become much more racially diverse. While I will save sharing about our adoption process for another day, it is interesting to notice that Jeff and I are tuned into the holiday tomorrow in a much deeper way than we have been before. What do we notice? Racial issues in North America are complicated… just as the American civil rights movement was. And still is. We also don’t know how to make sense of the difficult reality that the Christian church was involved in justifying slavery and protecting it’s practice (I’m feeling much love for those brave Quakers these days).

What I do know is that there is redemption and forgiveness. And healing. What I hope is that this awful past continues to lend way to a different future. I’m counting on that for my children.

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