Systemic racism persists, even though there is no explicit racist intent and there is no contravention of anti-discrimination laws and anti-racist policies.
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Act intentionally to dismantle systemic racism
As we celebrate Black History Month, the transfiguration calls upon all of us to examine the legacy of history and to act intentionally to surpass the limitations of anti-discriminatory laws in Canada.
Keep the faith and act in faith
Photo of Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby the Archbishop of West Africa, Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith and Archbishop Howard Gregory toured the Castle from which Africans were shipped to the Caribbean and the Americas.
Being unique can become a bad thing
It is important to be aware of how our unique personality traits can become weaknesses, which can diminish the effectiveness of how we live our lives and how we serve God. Finding the ways in which God wants us to use our personality traits appropriately is essential if we are to serve God according to His will.
Closure and Change
The autumn leaves on the trees are beautiful in their dying. The loss and sorrow of death bring closure. But with closure comes change…and it is all good.
The legacy of slavery persists in many forms. Let us work to dismantle all that doesn’t serve us and constructively engage in the dialogue, action and hard work involved in building a vision of the world we want to create – where all people are treated equally, given equal opportunity and diversity is embraced and celebrated.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears and disappears.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready, the teacher disappears. Whenever we understand what we have been taught, we become teachers. This is the essence of discipleship and the great commission, two inextricably linked responsibilities that Jesus fulfilled and calls us to fulfill.
Happy Easter Day!
Faith and fear call us to believe in something we cannot see. The resurrection of Jesus removes the fear of death and fulfils our faith in God’s good plan for all humanity and the gift of eternal life.
Holy Saturday Reflections
Holy Saturday gives us the opportunity to ponder what life will be like after our Lenten reflections. It’s the day after the commemoration of Jesus’ horrific death. As with any personal loss or tragedy, there is a time for grief and lamentation. The only way out is to hope for better things to come.
Good Friday Reflections
We who have been justified through Jesus’ crucifixion, must now pray for love and justice to prevail in the world, through the empowering courage of the Holy Spirit to act through service to the oppressed, the marginalized and the downtrodden. If not us, who will?