Young men hiding in their homes
from terrorists attacks
are we too progressive to notice
now that our president is black?
We’ll just say its not about us
we have our own niggers to save
our own fags to argue over
let them dig their early graves
But if it’s really not about us
if there’s purpose beyond ourselves
then its calling us to do more
than choose fair-trade from the shelf
About four years ago I wrote something called Coffee. It was also about this time of year. It also had to do with events impacting Uganda. When I feel powerless and impotent in the face of evil or injustice this is what I do. I pray. Its a prayer. Its an angry prayer. But it is a prayer nonetheless. Its a prayer for justice and in some ways a prayer of confession. I invite you to join me in it.
ps I think it goes without saying but the racial and homophobic epithets are caricatures of voices I hear in the American church and broader culture