I’m running today…
because, I can…and because Ahmaud Arbery can’t—as the direct result of hatred, racism, and ignorant fear.
because, I need to do something with the anger I feel for the pain his loved ones are experiencing.
because I can’t sit quietly by—as a Christian—and not be moved to action in the face of such injustice.
because, I’m running after Jesus and, I need the reminder: His love runs after EVERYONE!
because, my children are watching how I respond to hatred and racism in this world, and I need my steps to lead them to a better understanding of what it means to truly “so love” the world.
because, I’m chasing after a better understanding of the racial realities my friends of color experience on a regular basis.
because, it’s a small step I can take, to try to stop racism in its tracks.
because, I’ve run countless miles for myself and it’s time I run for someone else.
because, I hope my movement across 2.23 miles today will move you to join me in a movement to run racism right out of the dna of our country!
If you run/walk share your pictures in the comments section.