Such anniversaries present an opportunity to reclaim the history that racism and sexism obscured, bringing the narrative back into more truthful telling with understanding the systemic obstacles overwhelming
History may be presented as abstract and distant, but this documentary reminds us that we’ve already gone too long as a nation in making the Reconstruction era just that. Without a greater appreciation of the past, we repeat its sins.
How you observe Mother’s Day matters. If it tends to be celebrated in a one-size-fits-all manner with great joy, it will be blessedly so for some. For others, it will reinforce a host of reasons why Mother’s Day is a day of mixed feelings.
Are we willing to step beyond the interfaith gatherings when tragedy strikes local communities and faraway countries, and work daily to dismantle hate and fear in personal and global ways alike? Can we embrace the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, language, religion, politics, class and other markers of difference, create peacemaking, and live out the grace to differ and be different?
In a world addicted to “go”, have you given thought to the merciful self-permission to stop or deaccelerate?