I am out of tears and words for Atlanta and the Asian American community to which I belong to here.
Even speaking out about the senseless murders of 8 in Atlanta and sharing that I feel unsafe as an Asian American in Atlanta, I receive a threat on Twitter in response.
But, on Palm Sunday, it was good to pray, sing and lament for our community.
In Atlanta, I stood with other Asian American pastors to worship lament and pray for our country at the National Rally for AAPI Lives and Dignity. I am grateful to The Asian American Christian Collaborative for organizing this event in Atlanta and 15 other cities today.
We speak out of grief, not shame.
We cry out because we are tired of being invisible.
We lament because we can no longer live as “other” or as a perpetual foreigner any longer.