Space for Grace. It is a national gathering hosted by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). There has been national attention placed on the shootings in sacred places of worship and the increased tensions between communities after accusations of police misconduct and brutality. While the focus must remain there, let’s make space for grace, for conversations that not only talk about the very serious problems that these realities and others like it present but dialogues driven by solutions. What do we do now? What do we do next? How will we respond?
People of faith are gathering in Los Angeles on November 4-7 to make space for grace, to make room for hope, to scoot over for reconciliation. While there will be notable speakers, it will not be productive without you and I. This sacred work of healing and restoring cross- cultural relationships requires more than talk and talk of action.
We must sit down and talk but not only that. We must stand up and be counted as one who will serve. But, not only that. We have to take action, moving beyond agenda items and the review of minutes. We must stand in the gap and build bridges. We make space for grace.
Please make space on your calendar for this.