Loving You (Maundy Thursday)

We could make it work, you know. This drive of yours to persist all the way to death wouldn’t have to have the final word. Remember how often you talked about love? Remember how hard you laughed — with friends, with lepers, with children? Couldn’t...

Dear White Jesus

I cannot sit at your clean white feet waiting for the blue skies of eternity while there is white-induced hell on earth. I cannot pray to your sweet white face or repeat your white savior fairytales that twist hope with capitalism and manifest destiny. I cannot preach...

Denial

To die for life — what a laugh! To accept the kiss of betrayal — such foolishness! To save by suffering — only delusion! I cannot stand such shame — there is no glory in this, No glory in human death — since Cain, you have known this...

Seeking Jesus

I am Zacchaeus, clamoring and climbing for a better view of you. I am Simon Peter, wading through the water to be close to you. I am Susanna, traveling alongside you to make a way for good news. I am Mary, sitting still with you to soak in your words. I am a woman at...

Palms

“I love you,” I shout, because I don’t know if I can be faithful. “Here’s my coat,” I offer, because I’m not certain that I would give my life. “Hosanna in the highest,” I sing, because I doubt there will be good...

Yesterday Today Tomorrow

In prayer, we say the name that gives us hope: JESUS. In song, we raise the name that brings us peace: JESUS. With shouts, we cry the name that brings us healing: JESUS. You who are the same yesterday today and tomorrow stay with us and love us yesterday today and...

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