No longer silent

The fact that I’m compelled to write a blog is telling. I started an entry way back when I started classes at Scratch Academy LA and never published. This is where I will share my thoughts and feelings about where my faith (Jesus the son of God), my personality (ESFJ/ESFP) and my culture (Japanese with African American and Latino sprinkled in there) intersect. My aim is that I will somehow be a bridge-builder, a peacemaker and friend to all. Please know that this does not necessarily mean we will agree on all things but it does mean that I will do my best to “keep it 100” both in what I write and what’s in my heart. It will be a fight within me to share my authentic self. It is a daily struggle to remove the mask and to break down the walls. So then why do I do that if it’s so hard? Well if I call myself a Christian, then I follow Jesus’ actions. He is truth and He exposed the religious elite who believed life was about following the law void of grace.

So please feel free to continue reading if you’re good with that.

I can no longer merely “like” a Facebook post. I can no longer merely say “amen” to the sermon. I believe that I have been challenged to actually share what’s going on in my heart about racial reconciliation including why I feel so strongly about it.

So with that in mind, I have “food for thought” for you – Have you ever felt so strongly about something that you attempted to let it go but you just could no longer hold it in anymore; that you just could not shake it off; that you could no longer be silent?

It’s racial reconciliation for me. What is it for you?

Please feel free to share as much or as little as you want here.