It is a story we know well:
Once, in the midst of an act of civil disobedience Jesus was confronted and challenged by certain authorities. “Your people are too loud, too disruptive,” they said, “Tell your people to hush!” they demanded. “Shut them up!!” They did this in the name of keeping peace. Jesus was wise, though, and in this for the long run. He knew peace is the firstborn child of justice. He said something like, “I could do that. But if the people shut their mouths, if they swallow their shouts, if they defer the truth that is on their tongues….if that, then the streets themselves will shout, demand; cry out.”
Now, the streets of our city are speaking volumes.
And pray and sing and rejoice and move toward Beloved Community!
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