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Psalm 88:1-2 O LORD, my God, my Savior, by day and night I cry to you. Let my prayer enter into your presence; incline your ear to my lamentation.
Today’s psalm echoes the pleas I hear from those whose hearts are broken and whose fears have skyrocketed. They cry out for justice and peace. As a white male, I cannot fully know what others feel every day in my country.
My eyes do not see all, but God does. People of faith and goodwill cry out, pleading for an end to the lunacy of such institutional and personal evil. God will act; God will make things better. However, God will not act without us. We humans are both the problem and the solution. Let us all pray for God to show us exactly what we need to do to heal the wounds wrought by the sword of our iniquity.
MOVING FORWARD: Have you confronted your own biases and racism? How can you be an active part of dismantling institutional and systemic racism?