Conscious African Americans are in a constant state of rage against a system whose very foundation was constructed to keep them oppressed and has only recently been retrofitted to allow for some semblance of "liberation."
[Given on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Kansas City, MO] I speak to you in the name of God who said to Moses “I Am, that I Am.” Amen. + This past Sunday, on the eve of Jewish Holy Week Passover, a man … Continue reading Sermon: Taking Calvary from Tyranny to Testimony
“Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes … Continue reading “Forgiving and …
Love, may seem weak and unrealistic, but it is actually the fullness of reality. To act, and live, and speak, and give, and abide in love even in a world that is stifled with hate is to stop the downward spiral and to move towards a fuller expression of the Reign of God.
Christianity is about the slow surrendering of our full selves to God. The call to be "Holy" is not a call to perfection; it's a call to surrender. A generous life is a life surrendered to God. A generous life is a life that understands the principal that "all things come of thee, O Lord, and of thine own have we given thee." A generous life is a life that has unseated fear and lives in the light of faith. A generous life is a life that has made giving a priority, not an option.