Today is Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified: the day he was killed by the state for challenging the very political system in place through the teaching of the Kingdom of God. For the Kingdom of God is an inverted system that exalts the lowly, teaches one to love your neighbors and those different… Continue reading Moving Beyond Our Good Friday Moments
As a child growing up, I like many others, can remember singing the song “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” If you’re unfamiliar with it, the lyrics say “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children… Continue reading Jesus Loves the Little Children: But Do We?
Now, another part of grieving is understanding that grieving will look different for everyone. For me, grieving looked like committing myself fully to all I’m involved in, and for my sister, similarly, it looked like committing herself fully to her school work. For my mother, grieving looked like recommunicating with an old friend and developing… Continue reading GRIEF: Reconciliation with Others: From Loathing to Loving
Self-care is not something I’m good at, although I’m getting better. I’m used to being the type of person who goes everywhere and does everything for everybody but myself, and that’s exactly what I did when I returned to campus following my father’s passing and funeral. We had his funeral service on January 8th, and… Continue reading GRIEF: Reconciliation with Self: The Importance of Self-Care
On January 2, 2018, my expectations of God were violated, in the words of my DC pastor, Pastor Donnell Jones of Grace Covenant Church DC. That was the day my worst nightmare came true. My mother woke me up telling me my father had stopped breathing. At that time, my mother revived him as I… Continue reading GRIEF: Reconciliation with God: From Abandoment to Trusting Again