Expressing our citizenship, according to Saint Paul, means drawing on the rights, power, and privilege we have as citizens of the heavenly kingdom. How can we protect the rights of the vulnerable when we vote on Tuesday?
First there is the fear, constructed by years of being told there are safe boundaries for white people. Second there is the shame of recognizing those stories are racist lies, and of realizing that invisibility is not a virtue.
Do we still see political leadership as public service? Or is it a way for people to wield power for their own self-interest and special interests? Angela Denker argues that service, and leadership, require humility.