And God delivered us from Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. (Deuteronomy 26:8)
There is a custom to fill a cup of wine for Elijah, the prophet whose appearance is said to foreshadow an era of true peace and justice. We place this cup on the table and open the doors of our homes, symbolically inviting in that vision. But we don't need to wait for Elijah's appearance to stand with Black people - and all people of color – fighting for liberation. We will use our hands and our arms to win this fight. We are the people we've been waiting for. Let’s stretch our own arms out toward justice. Let's bring Elijah by being God's hand in the world.
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