Where were you on that Thursday evening back in 2016 when five Dallas area police officers were gunned down while patrolling the Black Lives Matter demonstration in downtown Dallas? How did you react? What did you feel? Does the thought of that night still cause you sadness? Does it still make you angry?
The events of July 7, 2016 revealed many of the cracks in our culture regarding race in America. And one of the things it revealed was just how complicated race relations are in this country. And they haven’t gotten any easier since then.
This Sunday we will look back on that night in 2016 and use it as a lens to try and make sense of how Christians can work to make racism a thing of the past. It all starts with the state of the human heart. Right now the bruises we carry are still black & blue. Let’s begin the healing.