So often hot topics such as ethnic reconciliation are politicized into bullies that keep us silent for fear of guilt by association or for the sake of a sinful pseudo unity, when the Word of God on our conscience should compel us to speak. In Episode 8, we will parallel the healing of a broken foot to the healing of the broken Body, and visit some everyday relational challenges faced by multi-ethnic family.
"When something in our body is sick or broken, we care for it so that it may be healed. When the pain is deep, we evaluate the situation. We look inside to find the source of the problem, and we take the steps necessary for repair." -Bec McNew
"True healing on issues of reconciliation and justice requires awareness, acknowledgement, conversation, and action. Not silence." -Bec McNew
"Acknowledging that there is a problem while refusing to own any responsibility for being complicit only keeps us weak and unhealed." -Bec McNew
"If we stay quiet, things do go back to normal. It’s just that my normal is beneficial to me, but that’s not the case for everyone." -Bec McNew
Christian Standard Bible: Leviticus 26:40,42; Mark 12:30-31; Proverbs 31:8-9; Isaiah 1:17
New International Version: Luke 6:45; Jeremiah 22:3; Micah 6:8
"Don't be divisive" often equals "Be unified in our sin." -Dr. Russell Moore"
“Unity does NOT look like ignoring the impact of the past on the present.” -Dr. Eric Mason
“People who have been impacted by a severe grace pursue a severe justice for our neighbors.” -Dr. Christina Edmonson
“The church is not silent about injustice because her Lord is a God of righteousness… righteousness is the root of justice and justice is the offspring of righteousness.”-Dr. Charlie Dates