Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Dean Powery on Remembering Trayvon Martin, Jesus, and the Work of Healing

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In approaching the ten-year anniversary of the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, Chapel Dean Luke Powery says in the Chronicle that he keeps a reminder of Martin—a bag of Skittle and a can of Arizona Ice Tea—on his desk right next to a reminder of Jesus's last meal before his death—a communion plate and cup. He says these items call him to remember people who are suffering. They also remind him to work for healing—"re-membering"—in the world.

"The physical memorial on my desk calls me to remember love and to re-member through love, no matter how hard it is to 'do this' these days," he writes. "What better way to remember Trayvon and Jesus than to love because true love conquers death."

Read the column.