Know the history; Understand the Present; Build a More Inclusive Tomorrow
The Christian season of Lent prompts us to reflect, repent, and prepare ourselves for the death and resurrection of Jesus. This year, Shallowford’s Session invites our congregation to engage in antiracism training throughout the season of Lent. The Apostle Paul described Christ’s primary purpose as, “creating in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, and reconciling both groups to God in one body through the cross” (Ephesians 15b-16a). As we seek to reflect on the history of American race relations, repent for the brokenness of racism, and prepare for a more equitable and inclusive tomorrow, let us join together to become better equipped to “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).