Lent has moved so quickly and been so busy that I’ve lost track of posting. Our second “Hope Sings” prayer service is tonight. It will incorporate a quote from Thomas Merton, songs by Stevie Wonder and the Umoja Men’s Chorus, and Scripture. Our discussions in the groups I’ve participated in have sprung from the book into some very personal reflections on how our lives have been impacted by racism. The majority of us have not been the direct recipients of injustice as we are mostly caucasian, but we have been impacted as members of a culture that has been racially unjust in varying degrees and in different manifestations. Just the other day someone talked about how this parish experienced “white flight” at one point in time. None of us are immune to the effects of racism.