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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

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Here. No words.

I’m still breathing

(deep breaths, whenever possible)

Still thinking

(more thoughts than I can put into words)

Until I read a book

(The Cross and the Lynching Tree)

That arrests the flow of breath and thoughts

(my heart asserting it’s proper place)

Leaving only this thought in these words:

Lord, have mercy on me and my kind.

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