#TakeOnRacism – The Royal Law (To Love your neighbour as yourself)
No matter what tribe, tongue, colour or creed we come from, the truth is that the Lord delights in unity and peace amongst all His people. In James 2:8-9 we read that, “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.” We wish to challenge our readers to continually take the journey towards change and genuine equality in South Africa.
#TakeOnRacism is a call to action for anti-racism week by the ARNSA (Anti Racism Network
in South Africa). Their mission is “to foster a collective South African voice and to influence
decision making in South Africa” in order to practically shift the future of South Africa and to positively impact generations to come.
Take on racism in the following ways
During this special week we also encourage you to hold the following in your heart and mind and to be praying for unity and freedom in South Africa:
Monday: Be aware
Tuesday: Be frank
Wednesday: Be challenged
Thursday: Be brave
Friday: Be conscious
Saturday: Be just
If you haven’t already seen Stephen Lungu’s story, take 5 minutes to watch it here. It captures so powerfully how the God is able to change entire perspectives on absolutely anything and everything. And all of us need some of that when it comes to loving our neighbour…
“The hatred for a white man began when I was so small, when I saw them beating my father. So this day when I was given this bomb to go and plant it, I had that passion to go and kill as many white people as I could.” Experience God's love, forgiveness and purpose in your life: http://www.cbn.com/stepstopeace/topics.aspx?t=love-forgiveness-and-purpose&cpid=socsouthafrica-ev-intl-SA-forgiveness
Posted by CBN South Africa on Sunday, 5 March 2017
In Galatians 3:26-18 it says that we are “all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
What do you feel about #TakeOnRacism? Where are you in this journey? We’d love to hear from you.