Thanks to the Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia for gathering sermons, prayers, and reflections from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on responding to the killing of Michael Brown and the response in Ferguson and addressing the systemic racism which ensnares us all.
I’ve been unable to do much in the past 24 hours…shh, don’t tell my congregation. Actually, tell them that I can’t do anything more than prayerfully discern a way forward as the violence in Ferguson continues, get angry, stay awake at night trying to figure out what I/we can do to respond, be restless, and get angry again. Oh, and about a hundred of other emotions in between.
If there’s anything that I’ve noticed, it’s that many people from across the denomination are yearning for more. Many want sustenance that can keep us going for the long journey to face the systemic problems that led to the shooting of Michael Brown. There is a diversity of opinion below, that’s for sure. I’m not screening what goes up here, I’m sharing what Presbyterians from across the country have shared with me. Read them. Disagree. Agree. Struggle. Pass them along. Use them.
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