Their continued witness challenges our witness. Are we willing to speak out against injustice even when it puts us at odds with the society around us? When the protests of the Black Lives Matter movement swelled in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breona Taylor, and others, I was encouraged to see that we are beginning to see a diverse response of all backgrounds and ethnicities that declare that this must stop.
And so I would encourage all of us to truly follow in the way of Jesus and not in the ways of the world. I encourage us to name the systemic racism and white privilege that continues to seek to silence the voices of many of us. And if that means that some are offended, let us remember the blessings of Jesus and know that we are walking in faith and following in the footsteps of our Lord.