What will bring us together? A note from Executive Director Barry Feaker
Updated: Sep 10, 2020
As we continue to navigate the uncertainties of a global pandemic, along with the crushing realities of a potential economic disaster, we have once again become more acutely aware of our deep differences as a nation. The question before us is, will our nation survive all of this? Generational suffering, broken promises and unresolved anger will surely break these United States apart unless we humble ourselves before God and each other. Regardless of the color of our skin, the neighborhood we were raised in, or the race that defines our ancestry, God loves each of us with an unfailing love. In God‘s eyes we are one race, the human race. While the solutions to the complexities of our centuries-long differences are overwhelming, let us remember for lasting change to occur we must have a solid foundation on which to build. It is time to recognize that we have failed to believe and recognize that indeed, “all men are created equal“. Let us admit we have failed to fully embrace the greatest commandment, to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. No laws, policies or proclamations will change the human heart. Only a genuine humble repentance before God and our neighbors will enable us to truly love each other and fulfill the destiny by which we were chosen to become, “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” Could it be that God would use a global pandemic combined with a pending economic disaster along with a revelation of our national injustices to bring us to our knees in repentance? Would God possibly grant us a reprieve from consequences of our failures if we decided to fulfill the words found in Micah 6:8?
“He has shown you, O mankind, wha is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”