“There is just one race, the human race.” Have you heard that one? “The only answer to racism is Christ, because we are all one in Christ.” How about that one? These are the types of phrases that we routinely hear in the body of Christ. There is no question that there is usually great truth behind them, but if we leave it there, such beloved truths of God’s kingdom can quickly become empty platitudes.
Editor's note: The following is a letter read throughout the Chicago Church of Christ last weekend.
Dear brothers and sisters,
Today we want to address and acknowledge the crisis going on in our country. When we turn on the television, read the newspaper, or scan social media, we are reminded that our world is a fallen place. As disciples, we live in this world; we work in this world; we go to school in this world; we raise our families in this world. In short, we are affected by the fallen state of this world as much as anyone.