We go into some interviews knowing the guest will offer The Open Door Sisterhood a wealth of wisdom. Author Patricia Raybon was one of those and so we jumped right into the big stuff. From race relations to divided families we wanted to make sure not a minute of this episode with one of our favorites was wasted. As you listen you will hear Patricia’s tender nature and years of life and walking with Christ speak through her.
Patricia shares some about what it is to be “living while black” in today’s climate, her relationship with her Muslim daughter, and the simple steps we can take to move toward people (like actually saying “hello” to our neighbors) in a time where divisions feel strong. Her approach is humble and wise. Truly a dear conversation with a woman who does not oversimplify issues and yet does not over-complicate her responses to them.
Patricia’s signature honesty speaks to what it is to step into the uncomfortable in order to be more in step with God’s purposes on earth. If ever there was an episode of The Open Door Sisterhood worth listening to, it’s this one. We are sure you will walk away encouraged to walk through that next open door.
You can listen to our conversation with Patricia on iTunes.
A few things you heard mentioned on this episode:
My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness by Patricia Raybon
University of Colorado School of Journalism
Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon
Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture by Mario Salvadori
Discover the Word, Lavishing Your Prodigal With Love
Land’s End under seat bag (full disclosure, this was the closest we could find)
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