A year ago, headlines were swirling with the refugee crisis, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and a polarizing election season. This week, the events in Charlottesville have gripped and horrified the nation.
We’re angry. We’re disgusted. We’re in disbelief at the bold portrayal of hate. We’re in disbelief at many white churches’ silence yet again. But dare we advocate for not looking away this time without looking inward first? We may not be lining up with torches proclaiming white supremacy, but what subtle biases are buried within our hearts?
We know we were made to live in community, and we want to. But stereotyping and silent prejudices have us facing the highest of relational walls–even if we’re not blatant about it. How exactly do we uproot biases lodged down deep?
We had just emerged from another evening meeting, but I wasn’t ready to emerge back into my life.
“I don’t know how I got so busy,” I confessed to a friend. “I hate living like this. It’s as if every hour of my day is planned before I even step out of bed.”
Spreading myself thin with numerous volunteer commitments, I was getting more anxious by the day. With each new request to organize, lead, or simply get involved, I found myself surrendering my time. And then resenting it.
To read the full article, head over to RELEVANT magazine where I’m writing today. Uncluttering our schedules helps us run to what’s important. Can’t wait to hear what you’re running to.