In this post I want to share with you, my readers, some words from my friend, Gordon Ferguson:
"It dawns on me that one reason I write is to cleanse my soul from the impact of the racial struggles in our national past.
"I want to drink deeply of this passage about the church as Christ’s Body, and practice it fully: 'If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it' (1 Corinthians 12:26). I want to understand and be understood; I want to help bear the burdens of my brothers and sisters, and I need them to help me bear mine.
These words are found on Gordon’s blog, “Black Tax and White Privilege,” and I encourage you to visit that site and begin with Week One and read all the pieces Gordon has written so far. This is a crucial topic. Our churches have led the way in being models of diversity, but now it is time to lead the way in honest communication about painful and sensitive issues.