How do we pivot from a past experience of deliverance to forming a community practicing sustained love and liberation? On the weekend of Juneteenth, Christopher Mack recalls the evolution of slavery to Jim Crow segregation to mass incarceration in the United States. How do our scriptures’ images of liberating eagles, nonviolent sheep, creative serpents, and peacemaking doves inform how we form community? [Matthew 10:16; Exodus 4-6]
- How might you listen more clearly to your life?
- What would it look like to allow Christ to lament alongside you?
- Where might you show up in solidarity with your community this week?
- Art: Raise Up by Hank Willis Thomas
- Museum: The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice by the Equal Justice Initiative
- Instagram Post: “How do we talk with our kids about life with Jesus if we don’t say obey?” By Meredith Miller
- Art: The Cotton Bowl by Hank Willis Thomas
- Art: ALL LI ES MATTER by Hank Willis Thomas
- Book: Mindful of Race: Transforming Race from the Inside Out by Ruth King