Merciful God, help us to embody the faith, courage, and love of those who have led us to this moment. May we have the faith to trust that we can become an anti-racist society. May we have the courage to “step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.” And may love be our practice until, in the words of Amanda Gorman, we can:
Merge mercy with might;
And might with right,
Then love becomes our legacy
And change our children’s birthright.
Adapted from Racism through the Lens of Love and Justice,
Renee Regacho-Anaclerio and Michelle Gorman, RSM