It is possible that we have lost sight of your intentions and commands. hope

What would we, what would I do, if I expected no protection from the state, no solidarity from officials, not conspirators in high places?

If we, if I, stood in solidarity with those who are oppressed, pressed, suppressed, depressed, distressed, de-tressed, seen as less…

Beyond questions of privilege, are we, am I, willing to leverage everything for what might be a material loss, but a spiritual gain… a spiritual gain for another who would feel less alone, less afraid, less separated from You as a tangible reality?

In fear, in trembling, I stand, I stand, I stand, I stand…

The truth is I am in You. I have nothing to lose, but my fear.

All other ground is sinking sand.




The Reverend Julia Seymour serves Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK. She blogs at and She contributed to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit. 

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