by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
We probably won’t ever time travel to a past era, but we each have secret stories and private histories that seem easiest to leave buried. Do they have to be confronted? What is to be gained if we do? Last spring, Leah invited anyone who was interested to join her in reading Kindred by Octavia Butler. Now, during our month of learning and worship about ancestry, the time is ripe to consider what we might learn from this tale of a contemporary black woman who, by the magic of science fiction, is transported to the world of her antebellum Southern ancestors through no desire of her own and at great personal cost. Whether you read the novel or not, join us as we consider the advantages and pitfalls of confronting our own past, present and future.