Art in Church: Horace Pippin’s “Giving Thanks”

I love this painting by Horace Pippin. Horace was a Black man who lived in the USA a long-time ago, but not that long ago. He lived at a time when Black and White people had to use different water fountains, sit in different parts of a movie theater, eat at different restaurants, and go to different schools.

It’s hard to talk about race, but we must

2020 has felt like it has been one tragedy after another. Now, protesters are pouring into the streets from the Yukon to Winnipeg to Montreal to Halifax. The resounding messages are these: Black Lives Matter. Indigenous Lives Matter. We are tired of the killing of Black and Indigenous people. We are tired of tragedy and institutionalized racism. We will accept the status quo no more.