Before his eventual execution for being a Christian, the apostle Paul wrote these words from his Roman prison cell, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” He knew that death – even his own death – was not going to write the final chapter in his life. Paul had a God-given hope.
You see, hope is a thing with wings that lifts our imaginations from our present reality and into the reality that is to come. As Martin Luther King Jr. said so eloquently, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Suffering is an inevitable part of life, but for Christians, this world is not all there is. Those things that are wrong in this life are made right in the life to come, according to the scriptures.
In today’s episode, we return to the book Christianity and Critical Race Theory: A Faithful and Constructive Conversation by Robert Chao Romero and Jeff M. Liou to look at the author’s critique of CRT and the role of transformation.