Kneeling

What does it mean to kneel? 

Technology brings images and stories into our hearts we would rather avoid. But this week our mind’s eye is forced open. George Floyd. We can choose to retreat back into comfort. But the image, the plea…

What does it mean to kneel?

How could it become an act of violence? But we have so twisted the meaning of kneeling. Somehow it became a sign of disrespect. I don’t think that is how Kaepernick meant his act. He could have raised a fist against the flag (or a middle finger!). Instead he kneeled. But in the process we confused the whole purpose of kneeling. Maybe we never knew…

What does it mean to kneel?

To kneel is to bow. To submit. To pray. Somehow the church has forgotten this truth. Constantly asserting ourselves, rather than prostrating. Now is time to learn this again. To bow before our Lord. To submit to our minority neighbor, asking forgiveness. To pray, “Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is heaven…

Let us again know What it means to kneel.

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