reaching for helpEarthquakes

Firestorms

Missile strikes

Plane crashes

City-wide gun violence

Is this how we are starting 2020, God?

Help us to stop. Now!

Stop our pillaging of the earth for our comfort

Stop our polluting the air with our poison

Stop our scapegoating and warmongering

Stop our putting profit before people

Stop our othering

Stop our dehumanizing

Stop our playing god

Please, God, help us!

Stop. Us.

In this season of Epiphany – the season of light, of knowing, of seeing

May we reach for and embrace the help you give while becoming living, loving sources of help and disruption in order to begin healing the world you so love

The world you gifted with an abiding love wrapped in the flesh of a baby whose birth we seek to celebrate in every season and whose ministry we seek to emulate every day

Amen.


Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagán-Banks (she/her/ella) is a queer womanist freedom fighter currently serving as executive director of A Just Harvest, Senior Pastor at San Lucas UCC, and adjunct professor at McCormick Theological Seminary. She is a joyful contributor in the upcoming book “Words of Her Mouth” available for pre-order now.


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