“Talk About Race”

June 14, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Acts 10: 34-47 |

All one has to do is turn on any major news station and see that America is not okay.  No matter which network you view you will get a visual reminder these yet to be the United States of America, as Dr. Maya Angelou would call them, are not well.  There are two deadly pandemics wreaking havoc in our society, COVID-19, and racism.  So our days are filled with dealing with the social distancing and social unrest/protest. 
And unfortunately, just like so many are uneasy about the Coronavirus, many are uneasy dealing with racism.  However, God has us in a place where we have to deal with this deadly disease of racism that has plagued American society since it's inception.
So last week as we began looking at chapter 10 of Acts and Peter and Cornelius' issues of prejudice toward one another and how they began working through those issues so that the work of God could move forward. This week I want us to take a look at the discussion that took place in Cornelius' home as Peter shared with them.  Because here we find some helpful hints in having conversations about race with our white friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Because if we don't' learn to live together as brothers we will perish together like fools according to Dr. King.