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

Prophetic Words Tell Difficult Truths

https://youtu.be/G7EXAtWMHxc God of the Exiles, when we find ourselves in strange times, in strange lands, remember us. Help us to sing your songs. Amen There’s an old spiritual that comes from an old psalm. The words and music set the stage for today’s reading from Jeremiah well. I’m sure you know it: “By the waters … Continue reading Prophetic Words Tell Difficult Truths