We are busy people Constantly pulled in multiple directions Our minds full of information Task-oriented lists Calendars with conflicting meetings Agendas overflowing Our only pause is our sleep We are busy people So in times like these when chaos is all around us With threats of international war, Intentional efforts to further marginalize the most … Continue reading Making Time for Liberation and Justice
Anticipate with joy this scenario: there will be no more weeping in the streets over African American sons and daughters, sisters and brothers lost too soon due to police brutality and white supremacy.
And we’ve told her times without number how much God loves her and how much God delights in her and how much she is fearfully, wonderfully, and beautifully made. This she knows. But I know that she has just entered a system bent on telling her the exact opposite of all that I’ve worked to instill in her.
We may not necessarily know #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches in this hour. But we do know what allows such things to be: white supremacy clothed in a distorted form of Christianity. It is this form of Christianity that our nation claims is its foundation and that certainly may be.
For me, hope goes hand in hand with despair. I despair and agonize over the current situation as I hope for a redeemed, victorious future.
Respectability politics are all over the place without understanding that it has never really been about the law as much as it has been about the person that the law is targeting. If we were step back in time, say several centuries, we would realize that this way of constructing laws isn’t new. Many empires throughout the history of our world have approached the law-making process with the aim of horrifying their subjects into submission, silencing them, or obliterating them altogether.