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Church of the Ascension Offering: The Unknown Road: Confronting Our Racial Wounds
The class will be held August 9, 16, 23, and 30 on Zoom from 9 to 10am.

As our country confronts its legacy of racism, what role can Christians play in addressing these wounds? How can we find hope and healing during these divisive times? How can we as a faith community participate in the work of the Holy Spirit aimed at becoming one in The Body of Christ?

The Ascension clergy will host this four-week Sunday school program entitled, The Unknown Road: Confronting our Racial Wounds. In each session a different clergy member will lead a discussion with the other two, addressing racism through Scriptural lenses and drawing upon personal experiences and observations. Guided by Thomas Merton’s Discernment Prayer (see below), each session will encourage civil discussion for the purpose of discerning God’s call of healing and reconciliation.

Thomas Merton’s Discernment Prayer:
MY LORD GOD, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. Amen.
Thomas Merton – “Thoughts in Solitude”
Aug 16, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 23, 2020 09:00 AM
Aug 30, 2020 09:00 AM
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