Elephants on the Loose
The Rev. Joseph WinstonApril 1, 2010
Grace and peace are gifts for you from God, the Father of our Lord JesusChrist.
There is an elephant in the room. This phrase that entered the English languageabout ﬁfty years ago does not mean that a pachyderm, a large mammal with thick skin, somehow escaped from the circus train on its way to or from Houston and isnow wandering among us. There is an elephant in the room. When someone saysthat sentence, they mean we have a problem. It is an issue so big that everyoneclearly sees it but no one is willing to talk about it. The reality staring us right inthe face is too difﬁcult to bring up. It is much easier for us to completely ignorethe facts than to plainly talk about them.Polite society is full of elephants. Just think about all the topics we refuse todiscuss. Race is one of them. In 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King said,We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most
Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians1:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, Philemon 1:3.