One theme of the lessons from the Fourth Sunday of Advent is God’s kingdom in the world coming to fruition across generations. At $171,000, the net worth of a typical white family in 2016 was nearly ten times greater than that of a Black family ($17,150). Gaps in wealth between Black and white households reveal the effects of accumulated inequality and discrimination.

As you think about your own family’s background, how have you benefited from, or been disadvantaged by, opportunities to create generational wealth?

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