Loving others in their context needs to happen FIRST

When I was in graduate school, I took a very formative course on black church history with an African American pastor. I vividly recall him saying in class, when discussing racism in the church, “Don’t tell me what you believe about Jesus. Tell me how you feel about black people, and that will tell me everything I need to know about what you believe about Jesus.”

More HERE.

If I cannot love someone in their particular context, it doesn’t matter what I spout as a general principle. This is the missing piece of a truly congruent faith.

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