Sticking Jesus on the massive history of racial and systemic injustice doesn’t heal anything, it only makes Jesus look inadequate and small. While I’m a firm believer that walking with Jesus in our moments can give us the ability to walk alongside one another’s pain, it’s not the same as understanding others’ stories by listening to them with our ears and our hearts and our lives. To say that ‘the only solution is Jesus’ implies that we don’t need to do anything but piously open our bibles and sing hymns and everything will get better. One only needs to read the history books to see that this didn’t work.- Pondering Privilege, Jody Wiley Fernando

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