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  •  Fred Clark at Slacktivist (18+ / 0-)

    has a wonderful piece on Holy Saturday, and how it can be a perfect metaphor for activism.  

    There are some things we can know on this Saturday. Jesus is dead, to begin with, dead and buried. He said the world was upside-down and needed a revolution to turn it right-way-round and so he was executed for disturbing the peace. He came and said love was greater than power, and so power killed him.
    “But in fact,” St. Paul says, everything changes on Sunday. Come Sunday power loses. Come Sunday, love wins, the meek shall inherit, the merciful will receive mercy and no one will ever go hungry for justice again. Come Sunday, everything changes.

    If there ever is a Sunday.

    And but so, this is why we hope for Sunday and why we live for the hope of Sunday. Even though we can’t know for sure that Sunday will ever come and even if Saturday is all we ever get to see.

    And because my family is is ecumenical as they get, we also attended Seder at the temple where Packrat's mom used to go.  And contemplated the fact that slavery still exists all these centuries later, and that being freed means nothing if we're not trying to free the rest.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:19:45 PM PDT

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