Before you learn bias…
Before you learn about race…
Before you learn what divides “us” from “them”…
Before Civil Rights History class…
Before “black” and “white” mean more than items from the crayon box…
At the truest level, minus the baggage of years…
People are simply people.
Sisters are completely sisters.
Best friends are the very best of friends.
Dear God, let my daughters always love as they do now, with simplicity.
Let them always extend their arms as they do now, with inclusiveness.
Let them remember the holy truths they know now:
…sisters don’t have to come from the same belly.
…skin brown or pink, curls silky or tight, we celebrate God’s expansive creation.
…my daughters, you’ll never have to explain you are sisters as long as you keep loving each other well. Even strangers understand you are sisters by the love you have for one another.
“Your love for one another
will prove to the world that
you are my disciples.”
Dear God, may our love for Christian brothers and sisters be so great that others immediately understand who and whose we are.