You’ve probably seen a T-shirt or a meme with these words: When hate is loud, love cannot be silent. There’s a lot of hate in our world today. Hate that is gender-based. Hate that is racially based. Hate that is politically based. Hate that is even based in religion. And all that hate is loud, incredibly loud.
When hate is loud, love cannot be silent. You and I cannot be silent. We are called to be and bring good news. You and I and our voices have been called for such a time as this.
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Linda Post Bushkofsky. The blog summarizes a keynote address given by the author for a September 26, 2020, virtual event of the Metro Chicago Synodical Women’s Organization. You can watch the 19-minute keynote address online.