Monday, February 6, 2012

Absalom Jones Remembered

I'm proud to be associated with a church that memorializes Mr. Jones, a slave in the 1700s who eventually became ordained in the Episcopal church. Not only do they speak in his memory but they renew their covenant of anti-racism.

As a body we also renew our commitment to work together for an end to all forms of oppression. Somewhere in the list of statements lies the one that asks . . .

Will you examine how you may be privileged by the existing power structures, recognize your own bias, and examine how your faith has supported that bias? I will, with God's help.

What does that have to do with recovery? How about getting honest, examining our motives and re-covering or dis-covering the person that we might (have) become.

A work in progress, that's all that's asked of us. A day at a time, that's what's good about today.

1 comment:

  1. BRILLIANT and to the point!!!!!!

    Bless you

    Warm Aloha from Hawaii
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