I think most of us identify ourselves as non-racist. Most non-racists are so because racism doesn’t affect them personally. But just because something isn’t in your yard, doesn’t mean it isn’t all over our land. All over the yards of the brothers and sisters in Christ we are called to be in community with.
I’d like to challenge you to move from being a non-racist to becoming an anti-racist, for there is a huge difference.
Non-racists sit in the bleachers. Anti-racists charge against the opponent.
Non-racists wash their hands of racism. Anti-racists forcibly dismantle racism, blow after bloody blow.
Non-racists think racism will go away. Anti-racists know racism won’t go anywhere without a fight.
Non-racists don’t think about racism. Anti-racists study it, analyze it, and figure out how to conquer it.
Jesus was anti-racist, and told us to be also.
The Apostle Paul was anti-racist, and told us to be also.
The New Testament Church was anti-racist in both function and design.
The American Church and modern Christians are meant to be anti-racist.
You may not be racist, but are you anti-racist?
Your church or institution may not be racist, but is it anti-racist?
Racism has reared its ugly head long enough. Rather than continuing to let it stain our land (even if it’s not staining your yard), join the fight against this evil enemy. A fight fought in Jesus’ name as reclaim a primary function of the New Testament Church and as we pray Matthew 6:10 together!
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