March 22, 2015
I am grateful for this opportunity to share with you this morning! You are my extended family. I am grateful to Gail Arnall for encouraging me, in no uncertain terms, to share myself with you this morning. I wish that Gail could have been here. It is a privilege to try to tell you how God has been working in me, working in my life; how God is changing me! You know how sometimes we hear a person say, "I'm a work in progress and God's not done with me yet!"? Well, I'm a work in progress. And God, God and I – still have a lot of work to do on me.
I am the third person after Fred Taylor and Wendy Dorsey, in a series of Sunday teachings for whom Racial Justice, Reconciliation and Healing have become as vital and necessary to engage in as oxygen is to breathing. Fred called us to encounter our emotional truth. Remember? He shared with us that as a member of the Racial Justice and Healing mission group, he became able to say, "I am a racist and I am more than a racist. I am a white supremacist and I am more than a white supremacist!" Fred told us that when he shared his confession, searching the faces of the Black members of the mission group he felt and heard them say, "Welcome. This is what we must hear to trust you. Now let's move on together".