Like the Pharisees, we can miss what God’s doing in our time, because of our religion. Looking beyond our myths can help us avoid their mistake.
Myths and statues have been used as cover-ups in an ongoing attempt to make historical injustice look honorable. It’s hard to abandon familiar myths that deform the past, especially when they shield us from uncomfortable realities. However, we can’t be honest about history unless we abandon myths, distortions, cover-ups, gloss-overs, and outright lies.
To disrespect other people while expecting them to respect you, is to live in a dark, fantasy world. Freedom of speech is a two-way street. It means that people who we disagree with also have the right to declare their views.
If we disrespect people’s humanity because of their belief or allegiance, we don’t fully value human life.
Race doesn’t have to be so puzzling.
Unscramble the simplicity
Of skin color.