Views expressed on this blog are presented from a liberal, progressive perspective with the intent to encourage a critical view of the problems facing our society. Views expressed are not presented in a mean-spirited way, nor are they intended to offend; however, those with different political and religious views may be challenged by what is presented here.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Beginning today and continuing for remaining days of Lent, I will offer social commentary on the Way of the Cross.
Lent Day 27 The First Station: Jesus is condemned to death.
Think about how we condemn people to death everyday through our actions and inactions: in warfare; homicide; hate crimes; capital punishment; malnutrition and starvation; premature deaths from lack of health care. Think about the many other ways we condemn one another: condemning those of a different religion; those of different sexual orientations; those of different political ideologies; those with different cultural practices; those who speak a different language; those who may have a different lifestyle; those who may not conform to cultural norms; those who speak out or pose a challenge to the status quo. In these actions, to one another, we are participating in the condemnation of the living Christ. Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One, have mercy upon us.