God’s vision of reconciliation for people – both to Himself and to one another – fell fresh on my heart as I recently read these words of Jesus:
‘I say to you that many will come from the east and the west and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.’ (Matthew 8:11)
Revelation 7:9 and 2 Corinthians 5:17 are two go-to passages for an apologetic of racial reconciliation, but lately I am clinging to this vision of a table set in heaven for those “from the east and the west” taking their places to feast.
Once exposed to racial disparities, many (particularly white brothers and sisters) might not know what next steps to take to actively work toward racial reconciliation — toward this table that will be set in Heaven — in their churches, communities, nation and world.
I don’t claim to have all of the answers, but here are some suggestions from my personal experience. …Read More.