Frances K. Griffin (Oklahoma, USA)
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You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” - James 2:8 (NRSV)
I was teaching English as a Second Language to college-age students who were preparing to enter a university in the U.S. One day the class was learning to use the reflexive pronouns (myself, yourself, himself, etc.), and students were practicing by filling in the blanks in sentences in their workbook....
To whom is God calling me to be a neighbor today?
Someone learning a new language
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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
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