Pride and Sacrifice

That is the other key difference in the stories. When Jesus died, the human authorities thought they had won, but they didn't have the last word. God had the last word. The resurrection is a witness to the power of God's love even over the machinations of death. Even when the world is loveless, even when the world would sacrifice some of our siblings, God will conquer. God will have the last word. As people who follow the loving, liberating, life giving God, it is our work to take the knives out of the hands of those who think they are enacting justice. And God takes pride when we keep on marching.

Black Lives Matter to God

https://youtu.be/zZdAxGf5MeE Holy Communion UCity · The Rev. Mike Angell: Black Lives Matter To God St. John's and Anger Twice over the past week my phone has been inundated with texts and tweets and Facebook messages. On Sunday folks were asking, "Do you know St. John's is on Fire?" On Monday the question came, "Have you … Continue reading Black Lives Matter to God

The God behind you is greater than the problem in front of you

"The numbers that matter at this point aren’t poll numbers. They're not artificially deflated numbers of total infections, kept low by the lack of tests. We have to let the Dow and S&P 500 not matter right now.

The numbers that matter right now are the numbers of people we can keep from getting sick. The numbers that matter are the number of infections we can prevent from happening all at once. The numbers that matter are the numbers of tests we can make available rapidly, to get our arms around what is actually going on in our community. The numbers that matter are the phone numbers of the people we will call and check in on, and ask how they are doing. Those are the numbers matter right now."