Cone writes about the crucifixion as a first-century lynching, and about how black people facing the state-endorsed terrorism of lynching identified with Jesus; they, "found in the cross the spiritual power to resist the violence they so often suffered" (p22).
Life has, for all its horror, been found by God to be worth dying for.
Our feet can walk the road ahead with peace because Jesus has walked there before us.
The greatest has come - to serve and love and share life with the least. The author has written Himself into the story.
The fire that killed 79 over a month ago now is still on my mind.
A reflection after the terror attacks in Manchester and London.
I ask, "Is anyone here wearing one green and one orange shoelace?" and a very tell and shy girl will raise her hand, and I will say, "Honey Bear? You are loved and chosen. As is, here and now and always. This is a come as you are system." The girl (who had just gotten arrested for drunk and disorderly) smiled, blushed, and dipped her head like a swan.