"I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation."
Blessed God, beloved parent, place in my heart the same love for justice that you have.
May equality and equity be my daily pursuit. May your expression in me be eloquent, abundant, expansive, in thoughts, words and actions. Parent of all love and color, of all diversity, may my heart be intimately connected with yours and with those who suffer for their color, their sexuality, their unusual gender, their origin, their homeland, to whom all kinds of humiliation are inflicted.
Make your voice mine, your pathways of justice my pathways, so that I never retreat to my privileges and be silent in the face of inhumanity.
May my lips never be silent in the face of oppression!
REFLECTION & PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:
PASTOR IVANA W. KERR (she/her/hers)
is a member of the Commission of Pathways of Healing and Reconciliation and serves as an IT professional and pastor at ICM (MCC) São Paulo, Brazil. As a trans woman, she assumed her gender after the age of 50. She maintained her Christian faith, experienced since childhood, and was renewed to understand God's unrestricted love for all humanity in its diversity.