There is power in proximity. We must get close enough so that we can hear the other’s story, wrestle with our privilege and act. Simply acknowledging privilege isn’t enough. Let us all be moved beyond a place of guilt and shame. Let us be moved toward actions that work to lift all people. Let us not be so comfortable in our privilege that we ignore another’s grieving but rather work to end what makes her grieve.
This message is an excerpt from “Confronting our comfort: What is a privileged person to do?” by Judith Roberts, in the July/August 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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