These powerful images were original to the ancient Hebrew prophet Amos. Many people in the English speaking world first heard them because they were among the several unforgettable biblical concepts interwoven into Martin Luther King Jr’s masterpiece “I Have a Dream” sermon/speech.
In a week when the US House of Representatives winks at white supremacy and berates a former Palestinian refugee for daring to question the ethics of the nation of Israel, which is as imperfect as even the finest nations are; when the United Methodists solidify their anti-gay positions, following suit with all major Protestant denominations (including American and Southern Baptists) except fourish–the United Church of Christ and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America formally affirming with the
Episcopalians and the Disciples of Christ allowing for it locally and regionally here and there (keeping in mind that Unitarians aren’t Protestants); when there is no penalty for shooting a fallen unarmed black young man execution style IF you’re a white cop; when the Secretary of Homeland Security lies/plays word games to/with Congress about immigrant children in cages, do you think justice needs to flood our land? Are you willing to open the floodgates? Answer Sunday at Silverside 10 am–or if you’re away from Wilmington wherever you do your serious spiritual reflecting.