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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