I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “privilege.” We would love to have you join us.
Privilege=”A right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor.”
I am a white woman who was born in these United States. My privilege is that I was born into a race of power. Lately, I’ve been listening to my friends of color who are tired. Tired of having to fight for their rights; for their own privileges. I want them to feel welcomed; to not fear for their safety etc.
Privilege is important. Privilege allows us to find the right medical care. Privilege allows us to be heard. But also privilege too often causes us to forget what’s important in this world. Jesus himself was the first to sit with those on the margins; with those that didn’t have privilege.
Last night at our Slate Speak conversation, I learned so much about what my black/brown friends have been taught; about how they yearn to be seen. I even learned the true meaning of the song “Wade in the Water.” That song was a call for slaves to find safety.
Im thankful for my own privilege but I want all Gods beloved to know their own privilege too. How can we put aside our own privilege and help others experience their own privilege? A question I will continue pondering.