One Thing: Obadiah

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by Sandy Rothschiller

One thing I am thankful for is neighbors. Jim and I moved into a new neighborhood last summer. We have been welcomed into our new community and made new friends. What a gift it is to keep meeting new people and making new friends.

One thing I have been learning about is racism. I have learned much about my own participation in racism and the pain that living in a system of oppression brings to so many. I have been reading the book, “Stamped, Racism, Antiracism and You, written by Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi. It has really opened my eyes and my heart to our black and brown brothers and sisters. I am being led to read, learn and listen more. I want to make a difference for those who have lived in oppression.

One thing I have been working on is reading the scriptures from another’s point of view. How do people who have been oppressed interpret the scriptures? That led me to Obadiah…

Sandy Rothschiller is the Pastor of Spiritual Care at Prince of Peace. 

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  • Doug Scott
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    Thank you for your comment, Sandy. I would suggest the reading of Peter Marty’s column in the July 1 issue of the The Christian Century. Peter Marty shares what Eugene Peterson had to say about reading the Bible. Eugene Peterson suggests the following: “To know the Bible is less about me reading it and more about having it read me. In having it read me, I essentially consent to letting it splay my heart wide open, sometimes exposing uncomfortable truths about my life like self-righteousness, self-importance, and a bunch of other self words.”

  • Doug Scott
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    Why would the link to the article reference which was included in the original comment above not be posted???? Here it is again.

    http://www.christiancentury.org/article/editorpublisher/what-i-d-say-president-trump-about-bible

  • Mike
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    If the intent of Doug Scott was to share the appropriate comments of Eugene Peterson, his original post did that. Adding the link makes his intent appear to be to criticize the President through the Church vehicle. Thanks for editing out the link in the original post. Shame for then allowing inappropriate use of the comment section.

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