No, I’m not giving up Social Media for Lent. My 2013 Lenten discipline is to give thanks to God for those who have helped me to grow into who God intends for me to be and become. See all of my 2013 Lenten Thanks here.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Stockton, CA - Steve Reyes Sr.

I am always grateful for the generations before me that persevered in order that I might have access to things that were once out of my reach. From anti-miscegenation laws to laws about property ownership, I know that my life has been shaped by the struggles of so many before me. The picture above is of my grandfather at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Stockton, CA, a place where generation after generation have lived the deep connection between faith and justice. For the many known and unknown who fought for a better tomorrow, I give thanks.

Today I give thanks for the pioneers of justice.

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