God loves everybody equally. That includes people of all skin colors, from all countries and parts of the world, of all denominations and even those without denominations or beliefs. That includes people with African, Australian, European, Middle Eastern, Asian, South American and Mexican accents.
That includes me: a Southerner. When I asked Siri why she couldn’t understand my accent, she said, “Hey, this about you, not me.”
Isn’t it always about us? Isn’t it always about how we feel, not how others might feel? Do you remember what Alexia Salvatierra said at the Tenth Triennial Gathering last July in Minneapolis? She said that seeing injustice in the world is the first step to taking action to correct it.
What unnecessary and unjust suffering breaks your heart? And, what will you do about it?
This message is an excerpt of a Women of the ELCA blog by Terri Lackey. Today we remember Patrick, bishop, missionary to Ireland, who died in 461.
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