No matter what resentments we may have from the past, we have to be able to wash each other's feet. That frees the person doing the washing.

The distinction is subtle but important. Integration represents an outward conformity; reconciliation represents an inward heart condition.

In an age of instant gratification and superficial solutions to grave social ills, this cannot be emphasized enough.

The legacy of mistrust between blacks and whites is a substantial hurdle to overcome that should not be underestimated. Many members of both groups will be innately suspicious of attempts by an outsider to approach them, especially in the context of ministry.