NYOJoe 007: Sometimes we move on from Thanksgiving far too quickly. This year, when we may be more excited than ever for what’s next, let’s remember to take thanksgiving with us.
We white people must move from seeing ourselves as allies “supporting our black brothers and sisters,” to integral partners in dismantling racist systems.
It may not be a prayer we’re proud of, but crying out to God from pain, doubt and fear has a long history in our faith.
Faith is not a call to deny our feelings and put on a happy face. Instead, it acknowledges the messiness of the world yet dares to proclaim God is with us.
Throughout Christian history, some have thought as Meister Eckhart wrote, “If I had a God whom I could understand, I would never hold Him to be God.”