When we hold hatred in our hearts for other ethnic groups or when we refuse to love or when we think of ourselves as more valuable than other people groups, we rebel against God’s best intentions for us. This divides us and turns us against one another. Yet we are not without hope.
There’s no perfect recipe to listening and lamenting — no three-step plan to change your own heart. But there are steps you can take to open yourself up to the voices of others and prepare yourself for the changes that God wants to work in you.
Discussing race in America can be uncomfortable. But as is the case with many important issues, becoming uncomfortable is the only way to make positive change. Only when people leave the comfort of ignorance and choose to enter into the messiness can we work together to bring about positive change.
As you experience emotional fatigue from conversations around race, cultural competency and racial reconciliation, embracing God is not only necessary, but it offers renewal and the benefit of a new mindset.
Click on a quote that best describes your thoughts and feelings about racism to learn more about God’s heart for you right where you’re at.
How do you respond wisely to what others are saying in the digital town square, especially when it touches a nerve?
"I grew up thinking I had to be a certain way or get to a certain point for someone to love me. At the beginning of my senior year at a retreat for Cru, I learned God loves me exactly the way I am."
How we grow strong in God's grace and why we give grace to others.
Umpires need to be invisible. Yet God can redeem our work even if others don’t notice or affirm us. There are parallels between working in anonymity like an umpire and serving in God’s kingdom.
How unresolved issues with family members will affect all your other relationships.
After returning from active duty, Andrea suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. She protected herself with anger and bitterness. But after participating in a project aimed at helping veterans heal from trauma, that armor began to fall apart. Read one woman’s story of healing and hope.
Lupe Torres found more than free food when she got off the bus at The Salvation Army.
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