Thursday, October 21 — Psalm 119:49–56
Ezekiel 27:12–28:10; James 5:13–20
Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
Christ Jesus, we see the words of scripture that read there is no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female. We confess there is racism in our lives when we choose to ignore the racial inequality in our criminal justice system. Give us the heart of Ruth, that we would be adamant that all people are our people, because they are first yours. Amen.