CAMINANDO WITH JESUS: Do Not Be Afraid
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
Over and over, in both the Old and the New Testaments, God has one message for people facing emotional, physical and even political challenges: Do not fear.
“Do not be afraid,” an angel told Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary,” as the evangelist Matthew calls her, on the first Easter morning. “I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised, as he said.”
When you refused to see me, the crucified, in my lynched siblings.
When you pretended you didn’t know what was happening.
When you assumed there was nothing you could do to effect justice.
When you lost hope in my power—resurrection power—to bring new life even out of the death cult of white supremacy.”
“Do not be afraid.”
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