In his first sermon at Willowdale, Pastor Romando shook us to the core with a cry for justice and a reminder of what it means to have God with us. Unfortunately, so many people of color endure racism and injustice daily. However, the recent death of George Floyd is forcing us to acknowledge the painful reality that oppresses African Americans. As a result, Pastor Romando reminds us that the children of Christ cannot stay silent. Indeed, Jesus gave a voice to the oppressed and it is our duty to carry the message and legacy of our Savior. His passionate call to rise the occasion is a crucial one.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” – Luke 4:18-19