I recently heard Michael White, of The Tab Church in London, remark that if the first six months of this year were about awareness, then the second half must be about action.
Whether it’s racial injustice, the fragility of life, or our interconnectedness with the world around us, the last six months have certainly been a period of increased awareness. So much brokenness and beauty has been exposed. We’ve seen how we can pull together as local communities, and how we can be divided by prejudice. We’ve experienced the reality of a global crisis, but many have also been forced to stop and reflect.
What will we do with these new found insights? As normal life returns, many will be tempted to sweep them under the carpet, or file them under ‘if I ever have time to think’. Instead, let’s take some time to consider what we’ve become aware of, and what we might do as a result. (And even perhaps share this as a way of encouraging others to do the same!). Our most recent podcast records the lockdown lessons of several different activists. Have a listen, take a moment to ponder – what will your actions be?
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