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Letter: We are called to be like that shepherd

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As Christians, we follow a man who was suffocated on a cross at the hands of an unjust system. He told a story about a shepherd who left 99 safe sheep for the one that was lost and in danger. We believe we are called to be like that shepherd.

We stand with the vulnerable and the lost, seeking their safety. We are with George Floyd who was suffocated on a street. We are with the Native Americans and people of color who are suffering at a disproportionate rate in this pandemic simply because of who they are and the system we live in that blames and dehumanizes. We are sorry for our part in this system and repent. We stand with people of color in our community of Mathews and seek to find our way to safety with them, for we are all God’s children.

Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has said: “Our long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation is embedded in our identity as baptized followers of Jesus. We will still be doing it when the news cam...

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