dubious empire

patrick reynolds

   

evangelical stardom and the dishonor of religious nationalism

 

are putting at odds the exclusivity of the white father

 

of retribution and punishment

 

against the inclusivity of the dark-skinned son

 

of peace and forgiveness

 

is there reconciliation to be had

 

or only division to be anticipated

 

as history shouts from the wings of past regrets

 

where will our earth’s descendants turn

 

if the path ahead offers them only tribe

 

and shuns brotherhood

 

will they inherit citizenship into a dubious empire

 

or will they be offered citizenship into a kingdom

 

where all diverse dwellers of respect and honor

 

will thrive in community

 

upstaging doctrine and radicalization

 

stand now against where we are going

 

as to insure the promised return of the shepherd

 

who will bring newness of thought

 

and a peace that will surpass all understanding as we will witness the lion

 

laying side by side with the lamb

                                                                                                                

  • Author: patrick reynolds (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 11th, 2024 09:49
  • Category: Religion
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