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I use chips and salsa as a conduit for my sodium intake. I pour salt on my chips! I’m starting to realize though that salt is about bringing out flavor that already exists rather than creating new flavor.” Rev. Robert W. Lee
Scripture tells us that we are to be salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13). Oftentimes, that has meant that Christians see themselves as superior as we bring the flavor of God into spaces. This week as we continue our series “You Have Heard It Said”, we are going to hear from guest speaker and friend of Pastor Sarah, Rev. Robert W. Lee. Robert will help us reimagine Jesus’ call to be salt in the world.
Rev. Robert W. Lee was a little known pastor at a small church in North Carolina until the Charlottesville protests. Following the protest, he went public with his denunciation of white supremacy in a captivating speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. As a descendant of confederate general Robert E. Lee, his message held great weight and created both massive support and violent critique. Shortly after he began receiving threats, and he had to leave his post at his local church. Since those days, he has become part of a growing group of activists who are trying to add a little salt to the earth by facing the complicit culture of racism and injustice.