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This conversation, God, is uncomfortable.
I’m not complaining, I am only
noticing and acknowledging.
It’s uncomfortable because there is shame and guilt.
There is also, sadly, denial.
There is the need to talk
knowing mistakes will be made
as I learn to see through
the lens of whiteness
into a kaleidoscope of truth.
Being vulnerable is mandatory.
Listening, learning, seeing anew.
Going deep inside
Introspective
self-reflective
learning to notice
and dismantle
all the ways that systemic
racism have taken root in me.
Yes, it is uncomfortable
Get used to it, for
you, I believe are calling us
into the wilderness terrain
into the dialogue
into the work
that leads to awareness
repentance
reparations
reconciliation
and hopefully wholeness.
You, Oh God have created a beautiful world
with so much diversity
each reveals a part of You.
And as a whole, we reveal more of You.
In the whole of You, is the whole of us.
Amen.

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The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski is an Episcopal priest serving a church in Dearborn, MI. She is a long time blogger (seekingauthenticvoice.blogspot.com) and member of the RevGalBlogPals since 2006.

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