I am really encouraged to hear that your church is becoming increasingly dedicated to racial reconciliation and the pursuit of justice that accompanies such an initiative. We really do want to see God’s kingdom come to earth.
As a follow-up to this video, I wanted to share some words from Mika Edmondson. He wrote:
Christian forgiveness should make us more maladjusted to injustice.
If displays of Christian forgiveness don’t lead us to resist against the unjust circumstances that needed forgiving, we haven’t understood forgiveness…or worse, we’ve exploited it.
I think this is a powerful, convicting, helpful statement. Why would Christians not want to resist - and overcome - unjust circumstances? As followers of Jesus, it seems this should be a priority as we love God and our neighbors.