Guns don’t spell peace
Just like White Supremacy can’t define Jesus
And Transphobia doesn’t protect families–but breaks them
And making abortion illegal, never, ever prevents abortions
How can we humans be so confused
as to take the truth and completely
so that somehow we make Christianity about power
and Church about politics?
Sometimes I think about this and I think,
only us humans are silly enough to mess up
messages as simple and easy as:
Love and serve one another
or the last shall be first.
Yet here we are God,
Tangling Truths around our Tongues,
Tricking ourselves, with comforting lies.
Ignoring the whisper of the Holy Spirit that says:
Nothing can separate you from the Love of God
You can never be replaced.*
I hope you have some truth for us today, God.
Some clear, cool and collected truth,
gathered into the waters of baptism–
spilling into our hearts and souls.
Because we need your truth.
Help us to tell ourselves the truth
Amen. Feel Free to share/adapt/use with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta
*replacement theory is a dangerous white supremacist theory that white Americans are being replaced usually by Jewish and Black People and it promotes violence and terrorism against said “replacement” races and religions. It is dehumanizing, bigoted, wrong and as stated a terrorist training ground. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/15/us/replacement-theory-shooting-tucker-carlson.html