Revenge and Rumors of Revenge

  The croaking raven doth bellow for revenge. Hamlet (3.2.250)   How would you respond if a group of people became jealous of your influence and they decided to do away with you? Revenge, retaliation, reprisal and retribution. These are four words with the same connotation: returning an offense taken in back onto the offender;…

Copy-cat Revenge

  “How many children around the globe, we continue to ask, are growing up with “jihad,” “war,” “crusade,” “revenge,” “hatred” not only inscribed in their names but woven into the very fabric of their lives! For reconciliation to take place, the inscriptions of hatred must be carefully erased and the threads of violence gently removed.…

The Gift That Keeps on Forgiving

  Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends. -Proverbs 17:9 ~~~ If anyone had a right to settle accounts it was the young dreamer Joseph. Cast into a hole in the ground by his brothers over a dream he relayed to them and a love gift his father…

What Am I Not Forgetting?

  “I’m not implying that I’ve already received “resurrection,” or that I’ve already become complete and mature! No: I’m hurrying on, eager to overtake it, because King Jesus has overtaken me. My dear family, I don’t reckon that I have yet over taken it. But this is my one aim: to forget everything that’s behind,…

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point (Homage to the brothers and sisters in Christ at Emmanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC, 2015) Lines converged At the front of Emanuel AME church. UnWise Blood, brooding in the back, ran cold. ~~ Lines converged As Emanuel AME-“God with us”-black brother and sisters. Wise Blood sought the unconditional, indiscriminate embrace of the Other.…