W H Y do Y O U care? & how do we have these conversations? How do we help someone G E T I T ? & I don’t mean theoretically ‘get it’ I mean, how do we get folks who refuse to really see their own complicity in the problem when they “don’t see color”, when they “love the sinner, but hate the sin”, when they claim “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called”? You know what I’ve been left with, over & over again? — from c o u n t l e s s conversations with family, friends or people in church — I really believe it all comes down to whether or not that person has decided to love people despite who they are or to love people BECAUSE of who they are - not in part, but in full.
When you hear the story of someone who experiences this country or this world differently than you, do you dismiss or try to erase these experiences? Maybe it makes you uncomfortable, maybe you REALLY want to believe that this person’s experience is unique/isolated to only them — & maybe loving someone outside of the fullness of their personhood or identity, maybe that is safer for you and makes you more comfortable?