I began to see students of color sitting alone in the lounge and cafeteria and I started up conversations. I made many mistakes and asked stupid questions. But after having lived and been deep friends with people of color over the past 15 years, here’s what I have learned.
Christians have long wrestled with how to interact with culture and pagan heritage. Some pagan symbols, like the Christmas tree, have become fully embraced by the Church and reclaimed from their pagan origins. I don’t want to replace the solstice. For me the seasons and turnings of our planet are spiritual and holy.