Today, I am in Louisville, Kentucky. I am a planner but I could not have seen this coming, that my words would lead me here. But, there is certainly a since of arrival. This is where I should be and better still, this is where I belong.
An x marked this spot on a map that I am not privy to. I am comforted in knowing that I am going somewhere, that my soul has a destination, that I am being formed and shaped for a great work. It is starting to make sense now. All of my problems with race have brought me to this place and time.
Last year, I submitted a proposal to the Louisville Institute to study the social construct of race in the formation of Christian spiritual community. It was accepted! The project is a mouthful but the sweet joy of it all is that I have the words. I can express what my anxiety is with race and the goal that I feel called to work toward.
This morning, I will share in conversations with twenty- four other pastor- scholars. We will wrestle together and I pray that I walk away stronger and better equipped to tackle the challenges that race presents to Christian identity and community formation. Now, I ask for your prayers. Pray for ears to hear, eyes to see and openness to receive what the Spirit of the Lord would have for me.
Thank you for being guides and conversation partners and intercessors. I am deeply grateful for you and your words, for they have quickened my step and pushed me along. You are an answer to prayer.
6 thoughts on “A Prayer Request”
Congratulations! This is very exciting. I will be holding you in prayer.
Thank you for praying for me! I am still settling in to this reality.
Father, hold and guide my sister. Help her see You in comfortable and challenging ways. Allow her to speak Your truth and to show Your love. Open her heart to the tiny and large truths of the Gospel and fill Your Spirit in her. Bless You Lord for all that You are. Thank You for the Cross, Amen
Amen! Thank you for praying for me. Your prayer is being answered right now.
Praying for you and with you. Welcome back to KY.
Thank you, Bob! The fellowship has been rich.