Day 44: Building the Beloved Community

“Not all of you are clean,” Jesus tells the disciples gathered before the Last Supper knowing that one of his closest friends would betray him. Reflecting on this vivid Gospel reading and on racial injustice in my community, I identify more easily as one who is not clean.

Day 43: The Betrayed and the Betrayers

Racial justice cannot be separated from economic justice.

Day 42: Lay Down Your Life

I really empathize with Peter in today’s Gospel as he makes the bold statement, “I will lay down my life for you.” Like Peter, we are quick to name the things we are doing right. In the case of working toward racial justice, claiming the ways we are not racist is easy. “I don’t use racial slurs.” “I have friends of color.” “I read this in-depth article about racism in our country.”