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The bond of love that dissolves injustice
As racial tensions in America this year ran high, Jen Hatmaker had to face this question from one of her kids: “Why do white people think they’re so much better than Black people—is it something about us?” This “soul-crushing question” came from her adopted daughter, who is Black. Hatmaker, who is white, Christian, and a mother of five, reassured her daughter that there wasn’t anything wrong with her and that she was beautiful and worthy (“ ‘This is Their Problem’: Jen Hatmaker to Her Black Children on Racism in America,” faithit.com, June 1, 2020).
Yet, as cries have increased around the nation and the world for racial justice and equality, our ability to expose and stop injustice and oppression with the power of God, divine Love, must be recognized as possible today. Everyone we meet, or have yet to meet, must be recognized as beautiful and worthy, and this can happen only as we genuinely realize that each person is a child of God.
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