If you are white and you feel that because of that you are privileged, then put that privilege to work for the glory of God.
If you are white and you believe that gives you advantage, then put that advantage to work at once to produce a return for your Master.
If you are white and you think that gives opportunity, then put that opportunity to work so that you will be known not by the color of your skin but by your love.
If you are white and believe that gives you superiority, you are not seeking God and his kingdom and his righteousness.
If you are white and believe that gives you the high ground automatically, you have ignored Christ’s purpose and example to serve.
If you are white and believe you have exclusive rights, you have entered the realm of the sanctimonious and fully deserve the scorn you evoke.
But if you are white and repent because you are white, you mock God.
If you are white and want to divest yourself of the way God made you, you are running from God.
If you are white and have advantage because of it and do not use that advantage to produce a return for God, you are the one talent servant—wicked and lazy.
If you think that the color of your skin makes your racist, you have been brainwashed.
If you think that the color of your skin makes your right or wrong in a situation, you are a disciple of the devil. The father of lies has indoctrinated you.
If you think that the color of your skin governs your future, you are deterministic and your thoughts don’t matter. You believe external factors control everything.
But if you are a child of God, born by the Spirit, your new nature governs.
If you are born anew, the Spirit that lives within you governs.
If you are a disciple of our Lord, Jesus Christ, being known by your love governs.
We don’t see a hungry black man. We feed a man because we can.
We don’t see a white woman jumped by three black teens. We step in to stop the violence against the helpless.
We don’t see three persons of color but greet three children of God.
We don’t see a Hispanic woman working three jobs a day, we bless the struggling mother with what we can.
We don’t see a white police officer attacking a subdued black fugitive. We see authority overstepping its bounds and demand that it stops even at risk to our own safety and standing.
We see the color of each other’s skin, but reveal the condition of our own heart.
Until we address the condition of the human heart with the love poured out on the cross, we are just adding window dressing to the depravity of humankind.
Until we take what God has given us—skin color, physical build, money, time, possessions, wisdom, vision, skills, abilities, spiritual gifts, and the gospel—and put them to work at once for our Master, we should not expect progress.
The devil delights when the followers of Christ are deceived by seeking forgiveness for the color of their skin instead of the condition of their heart.
If I seek fairness but don’t’ have love, I am but a heartless rule maker.
If I desire equality but don’t have love, I redistribute for the moment and create inequality for the future.
If I seek to eradicate racism but don’t have love, I become a casualty in a war in which I don’t know who wounded me or you.
The answer is love. The answer has always been love. The command is to love one another so much that love becomes our identity.
If anything takes you off your course to love one another, kick it to the curb no matter how appealing its allure or how compelling its motif.
The world and its master seek to divide you so that you will be easy prey for his wiles. The Lord of all creation desires you to be in one accord in his love.
Do not be deceived. Know your Master’s voice.
Love one another.