In Acts 10 we read what is often referred to as the conversion of Cornelius, a Roman centurion who as a Gentile would not have been welcomed into the early church at this point in the story. St. Peter famously receives a vision three times, then goes to Cornelius’s house and makes this intriguing statement: “I now realize how true it is that God shows no favoritism.” He already knew that it was true, but just how true it was shocked him. What does this story of Peter’s conversion from racial exclusion to gospel inclusion tell us about our own journey? Are we willing, especially so soon after mass killings by white supremacists, to realize how true it is that the Church’s conversion from racism to peace is one of the most pressing challenges of our day?