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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for June 18, 2021

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FRIDAY, June 18                   Bernard Mizeki

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.

I write this entry about a week after the horrific killing of George Floyd, a black man, by white police officers in Minneapolis. It seems the entire world is reacting to the tragedy; perhaps it will be a long-overdue turning point for humanity. Perhaps it won’t.

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?

PRAY for the Diocese of Coimbatore (India)

Ps 88 * 91, 92 | 1 Samuel 3:1-21 | Acts 2:37-47 | Luke 21:5-19



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