Cutting edge.Leading edge. Marginal edge. Bleeding edge.
This Lenten season, as God calls us to journey more deeply into ourselves and into God’s world, we will listen for voices from the edge. These are the voices that we sometimes ignore, or do not pause long enough to hear. Sometimes we miss hearing them because they are so far ahead of us; sometimes because they are different from us; and sometimes because what they are calling us to might require more courage than we feel we can muster.
This Lenten season we will listen for the voices from the edge particularly as they call us to racial justice. Pastor Jimmy Diggs from Liberia, one of our own members, will begin the season with a meditation on Ash Wednesday. We will hear from long-time racial justice advocate Pastor Nibs Stroupe from Oakhurst Presbyterian.
Some folks will covenant together to read his book, "While We Run This Race: Confronting the Power of Racism in a Southern Church". We will plan a demonstration together; we will join other groups’ planned demonstrations. We will actively seek and encourage our youth’s leadership and involvement. We hope to sponsor a mini film-festival—are you perhaps called to lead this activity? What are your ideas about listening more deeply, more fully, more actively to voices from the edge? Come, join us. Your voice is needed!