I often wonder what would happen if those with wealth and power actually took time to get to know people who were poor? As followers of Jesus we must create a new “us and them” which includes those normally seen as living outside of our “tribe.”
Many people who have been challenged to think about how they would respond in the midst of hatred in our history. The time is now. We must be vigilant. We must act. We must gather all of our courage to say that our neighbors matter in our words and actions. We must resist the belittling and reduction of human rights. And if this is an endeavor you must carry, I have formulated a simple but challenging list.