By Gimbiya Kettering
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. —Romans 8:26 (KJV)
I may never find the words for the prayers that I want to articulate. But, in my silence, I am also preparing for the strength and courage for the actions I need to take next week and the week after that. The actions that will make a difference.
What have you done or said in response to the shootings at the Emanuel AME Church?
How have people received your contributions?
What actions do you think we could take as individuals, as congregations, and as a denomination to be part of the healing after these shootings and other incidents of racialized violence in our community?
Please share your stories so that they can inspire me and others who are seeking a ways forward in our broken, beautiful world. You can send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 1-80-323-8039 xt 387.
Gimbiya Kettering is the director of Intercultural Ministries — and this blog series is a way of continuing the conversation about how race, culture, ethnicity, and language impact our relationships with one another and how we do ministry. If you have a question or comment to share, please email her directly at email@example.com. More about Intercultural Ministries at:www.brethren.org/intercultural