Sunday, August 1

who are we?

who are we?
walking through this world
as if we are without consequence
bangledesh sewing our pants
for fifty cents an hour
claiming that we do not
enslave or put people
into jeopardy, innocent of
wrong-doing watching court tv
and accusing those
raised without light while
we horde the oil.
it will not matter that
we have Abraham as our ancestor.

~Terri Stewart, Dec. 2010

Meditation on Matthew 3:1-12, prompted this morning by Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts and the question, "who are the kindred?"  Sometimes, the kindred are not pretty.



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