If we, the Christian church in the United States, could get this, and recognize that God has been visiting and working with native Americans, long before the white or black man came to this land, then we would see the beginning of the end of injustice, oppression, and atrocities committed against our first nations peoples, and Jesus could truly manifest His love and glory there…
We are not saviors.
We believe God was at work
long before we arrived.
We believe in the Creator,
who liberates and cares for the oppressed,
who created us in all our diversity
to taste and see that God is good,
and to see the image of God in each other.
We believe in the Redeemer
who walked in solidarity with us,
who proclaimed release for the captives,
who spoke truth to power,
who refused to let violence and death have the last word.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
who comforts when words fail,
who gives us courage when our hearts fail,
who listens for what is unsaid and unheard.
We believe God’s love is manifest
when we stop making apologies for injustice,
when we accept correction gracefully,
when we confess our complicity in violence and oppression,
when we listen with open hearts,
when we don’t hog the microphone…
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