Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advent Thought #12, December 11

Black Lives Matter.

They really do.  Not just after Ferguson and Staten Island.  All the time, everywhere. Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cleveland, Atlanta. 

And so do Latino, Asian, Muslim, Israeli, Syrian,  Iraqi, and Indian lives.

And white ones.

And Christian ones.

And pre-born and post-born.

The message of Christmas is that all lives matter. 

It really is.

God came to earth among the poorest of the poor, in an unimportant place, politically speaking.  Among the powerless, he was powerless.

Peace on earth, good will to men.  My "church tradition" teaches that message is for later, after the apocalypse, and that men will make sure there is no peace on earth.  Hummmm. 

Yet we were taught to pray, "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

We really were.

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