When churches convey (explicitly or implicitly) that race & ethnicity are topics they'd rather not talk about, it communicates to ethnic minorities that a *huge* part of their daily lived experience is not welcome or meaningful to God.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a man who stood for Christ and against not just Hitler but also the Christendom of his day, penned this benediction from prison: “May God in his mercy lead us through these times; but above all, may he lead us to himself.”
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