In one of the online groups where I was a member, many of the white people were encouraged to confess the sin of racism. Post after post after post was a confession from a white person on how they committed the sin of racism.
What was happening was actually perpetuating the sin of racism.
This online group, while there are BIPOC, is a predominately white space, reflecting the denomination where many of us find ourselves. As I scrolled through recent posts, I saw confession after confession. One of the confessions was an incident where I was involved. …
Thanks be to God?
Praise to you, O Christ?
Oh really? These are such delightful readings, and I am becoming increasingly convinced that Pastor Josh is quite strategic in the dates he asks me to preach among the good people of Holy Trinity.
I mean, aren’t today’s readings straight up delightful? That they give you the delightfully warm and fuzzy feelings of a calm and peaceful Jesus cradling a lil’ baby lamb in his arms? These readings, in a way, live into both; today’s readings give us a view of the broken reality of today’s world, actually attempting to scare the hell out of us. These readings also show what this world could be, realizing a hair on our head will not be harmed in the midst of so much earthly conflict and strife. Were there an easy way to decipher today’s Gospel, I would gladly tell you. …