Oh Father, Our Father, Whose Father, Whose Prayers?
Sherry Kappel
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Wow. I came back after reading yesterday to comment. I believe this piece did what it came to do. It was a jolt. I was gasping at the lines that twist, cut, and punch. At times, as I was reading and feeling deep between the lines, I lost track of the original prayer with the words I had memorized from childhood. I couldn’t predict which line from the prayer would come next. I started thinking about James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time. I appreciate how you took what is familiar and really made it come alive. This is a call to action. There have been many, but this is one. I want so many people to read this and feel this.