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Words in Black and White

Any words I might offer

Would detract from these

Stuck in my soul

Oozing the cure for not caring enough

Wrapping the wounds

In tight bands of open-eyed hope and mercy


With no further ado, here are the words, words I gathered from James Cone in his book The Cross and the Lynching Tree; words I hope will wound and heal in your soul as they have in mine. Grace and peace to you…

Quotes from The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone. Music by dw.
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Choosing words

We are very good at choosing and using words that divide.

Maybe we use them because we don’t really choose them – they are near at hand, floating in the air around us.

Like COVID.

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If I have anything to say

If I have anything to say to the Christian community in America and around the world, it is rooted in the tragic and hopeful reality that sustains and empowers black people to resist the forces that seem designed to destroy every ounce of dignity in their souls and bodies.

Cone, James H.. The Cross and the Lynching Tree (pp. 14-15). Orbis Books. Kindle Edition.

If I have anything to say
I say to all my kind
Let us listen to this man
Let us hear what he has to say
May it break our hearts
Open our eyes
Bring us 
Awareness
Confession
Repentance
Forgiveness
Healing

dw