Click to hear the classic hymn, Open My Eyes That I May See ~ by Clara H. Scott ~ performed by the Joslin Grove Choral Society


Dear Friends,

Change is hard. And yet we are being called to change and grow. My frequent prayer these days is that God will open my eyes that I may see and learn and grow.

I’m writing today assuming that almost all of you who are reading this are white. As white people, we can pray for the courage to be willing to open our eyes to our own complicity in racism. This is so painful! It is so uncomfortable and disheartening to understand that we ourselves have contributed to racism because of our unacknowledged white privilege. 

Here is an amusing look at white privilege: James Corden Gets a Lesson on White Privilege

Following is an interesting graph you may have seen that invites us white people to dive deeper:

And below is a heartfelt rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water, by Paul Simon, sung by Chris Mann. In Christ’s name, may we each be a bridge of love leading to greater understanding and equality for all people.

Love,

Jan

Rev. Jan Reynolds

Bridge Over Troubled Water ~ by Paul Simon ~ performed by Chris Mann (a cappella) for #blacklivesmatter

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