This is the update for Saturday, June 6, 2020.
Kentucky is reporting 310 new cases today and 4 deaths. Case numbers continue to rise slowly, but are still right at 4.0% of tests conducted, meaning the increase is likely due to increased availability of testing. The number of deaths and the number of ICU cases are both dropping, but very slowly.
Dear God, in our efforts to dismantle racism, we understand that we struggle not merely against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities – those institutions and systems that keep racism alive by perpetuating the lie that some members of the family are inferior and others superior.
Create in us a new mind and heart that will enable us to see brothers and sisters in the faces of those divided by racial categories.
Give us the grace and strength to rid ourselves of racial stereotypes that oppress some of us while providing entitlements to others.
Help us to create a community that embraces the hopes and fears of oppressed People of Color where we live,
as well as those around the world. Heal your family, and make us one with you. Amen.
~ adapted from a prayer written by the Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team
Stay safe and strong to support one another and anyone anywhere who has been denied justice and peace,
Lyle Roelofs, President