Baptismal promises require that Christians renounce evil in all its forms.
I renounce the insistence that evil will just go away on its own.
I renounce the evil of white supremacy in all forms.
God holds dear all of creation and it is my responsibility as a child of God to renounce these things that tear down, rather than build up. And it starts with me.
Courageous first steps for us all are to look in the mirror, repent, listen and act. This is what love looks like in action. Now is not the time to be Minnesota nice, my friends. Now is the time to love with the ferocity and vigor of Jesus who looked evil in the eye and overturned tables at the temple.
How will you join me in taking these steps forward?