“Christ is to be found, as always, where men are enslaved and trampled under foot; Christ is found in the suffering with the suffering-
Christ is in the ghetto-
there is also His Church.”
Dr. James Cone
The Holy Spirit, fused in the Creator’s Word, continues to influence who I am
The Wisdom imparted by the Elders, influences this role and purpose that God has given to me.
There is a Transitioning that is brewing and stirring within my soul.
As Bonhoeffer states “When Christ calls a man or woman, Christ bids them to come, and die.”
In order for me, as a child of God to live into this mission and ministry the Creator has blessed me with..
that within me which holds me back, must cease to exist,
In order that those places in my spirit which exist in shadow, may be filled with the Light and Love of the Creator
So it has been sometime since I have posted here, as my Internship ended and my Seminarian life continued fluidly once more. In the interim, my heart and entire being has been traveling down to Ferguson; my spirit has stood among hallowed ground, where an innocent 9 year old boy whose life was robbed by human hands; my being has knelt before the Cross overwhelmed by what has been given to me, and the responsibilities that I must live out.
It seems that in everything that I have seen, the Church has forgotten Her place and What God,Our Redeemer gave Her Stewardship over.
It’s also interesting that those whose duty it is to shepherd the collective flock of humanity, speak of actions to be poured into the community outside the Church’s doors but, apparently delaying the response will always mean, NEVER.”
The Church of the Oppressors are too enamored with this world, with politics and economic gain, to stand along the side of the poor and the oppressed-
Just as the risen Christ has always done.
“Law and order, is the sacred incantation of the priests of the old order..
and the faithful respond with votes
higher police budgets
and Gestapo legislation.”
The Church of the Oppressors is the AntiChrist
they go against what Jesus Christ has called us as people of God and of Faith to do
“The Church has been guilty of the gravest of sin of all-the enshrining of that which is immoral as the highest morality.”
It is also interesting that, as one of my classmates observed
the Oppressive Church and its infected people who have denied us as people of Color
As much as they claim they are Christians..
and they cling to Jesus Christ
they have denied who God is
because God is Black
Jesus Christ is the Liberator
The oppressors struggle and worry and speak that God is dead
God is NOT DEAD
The Creator lives on in the Voices and throughout the Life Blood
and in the Spirit
of the poor
and those of African descent
and of Latino/a descent
and the Ancient Tribes of this World
and the First Peoples, the Native Americans
and the hungry
and the forgotten
and the homeless
the dejected, the misunderstood
those who hung on the cross next to Jesus
who heard him say
“Truly I tell you, you will be with me this day,
beyond the Veil
Embraced by the Creator
eternal, whole, healed,