We are buzzing. After the marches on Saturday. Joined with millions. Around the globe. 200 countries. Standing for love, for Revolutionary Love.
We are holding our fists in the air. After Sunday. Worship that got us on our feet. Music that soared. My sermon, which called us to that road, called us like the disciples were called, to resist. To resist empire. To stand for love, and for each other.
We are in a movement, a movement for love and justice. A movement for freedom. Freedom is coming, or better, we are coming to freedom. Millions of us. The majority of us. All over the globe. And right here at Middle. Right now.
We are called and we MUST call others. Share this sermon, invite the revolution.
I lost my Mom on April 25, just two weeks after her 80th birthday, and five days after she and Dad celebrated 58 years of marriage. Mom was a fighter who gave stage four metastatic lung cancer an amazing fight for seven years. Whenever we told her we love her she replied joyfully, “I love you more!”
On Good Friday, my mom was hospitalized with pneumonia and the doctors confirmed that her cancer had spread throughout her body. She is in hospice now. I flew to Chicago that day and flew back to New York for Easter morning. As I wrote this year’s Easter sermon, my Good Friday and Easter Sunday theologies took on even more poignant meaning. I love Mom SO much. Even in the midst of grief, she resists her cancer and its power to end her life. She is the most resilient person I know. Even in these twilight times, Mom just keeps rising! After you listen to the sermon, let me know how you experience resistance and resilience in the face of your Good Friday moments and how the rising of Easter is real in your life. I’d love to hear from you!!
Today, The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Trump Ryan Take Care Away Death Bill. If passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, this bill will lead to more death, more hurt, and more pain for millions of people and families across this nation.