I have a dream that one day the church will live up to its own truth, that the earth is the Lord’s and every person in it.
I have a dream that one day in Dallas, Garland, and Rockwall white, black, and brown faces will worship side by side in the same room.
I have a dream that one day the church will be on the front lines of justice instead of waiting in the wings.
I have a dream that one day my children’s white faces will contribute to a tapestry of color praising their creator together.
I share a dream that one day there will be “a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,
Who sits upon the throne,
And to the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9-10
And so begins a month long conversation about the ethnic makeup of the churches in this area. Are we ethnically diverse? What about your own church? Leave a comment and tell me about it.