The same week I began my work for children and families at St. Andrew's, our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, began a weekly series of short videos. The videos are meant to help us stop and reflect as we negotiate these pandemic times together.
That was 3 months ago. Back then, nobody knew how long this would last (I'm not sure anybody knows now). Or that our country would burst into urgent calls for justice for the victims of racial violence and protests against police brutality.
As all this continues, I find myself eagerly awaiting his weekly messages. It gives me a different, and usually more hopeful, way of engaging with our current reality while also urging me to be part of the solution.
Tuesday's message struck a chord with me. The idea that these times are hard for us all, yet even harder for so many, helps me keep my perspective. It helps me act from a place of compassion instead of fear. I found strength in the words of the song he recited. I loved the song so much I even searched until I found this beautiful
to share with you along with
the Bishop's video
I encourage you to join us in our Conversations about Race described below. God cherishes us all so much. I pray that you feel this love, and it helps you cherish your own as well as all God's children.