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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 30, 2021

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SUNDAY, May 30                  Trinity Sunday

Psalm 29:4 The voice of the LORD is a powerful voice; the voice of the LORD is a voice of splendor.

Some people imagine God in the voice of a parent; others hear an impossibly huge voice, deep and rumbling. But I have always heard God as someone—something—that sounds a little bit like me.

I grew up comparing myself to childhood as portrayed on TV: white girls playing with white friends and white dolls at a park. Sure, you could buy the black version of some dolls. So I had a black baby doll and the black American Girl doll who escaped from slavery, and the Native American Girl doll.

When I was a child, nothing indicated that girls with brown skin were worth putting on TV. So I projected inward. When I attended a mostly white college, I projected inward. And now at twenty-five, when people want to hear my voice and see my creations, I have little experience with being wanted by anyone except God. But God has always sounded a little bit like me.

MOVING FORWARD: Research the portrayal of black men and women in pop culture. What concrete steps can you take to ensure diverse representation?

PRAY for the Diocese of Central Newfoundland (Canada)

Ps 29 or Canticle 2 or 13 | Isaiah 6:1-8 | Romans 8:12-17 | John 3:1-17

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