Peace and Blessings to you and yours.
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly grief produces death.” 2 Corinthians 7:13.
This week some members of our Parish and I joined with others at a protest march in town, there have been so many marches all around the world in response to the killing of George Floyd and many others. The chants that i heard were of people who have refused to stay silent anymore, people of different ages, races, creeds orientation all joined together to say “Black lives Matter”. In unison we accepted to be maladjusted. 76 years ago yesterday we remember the men who landed on the beaches of Normandy, who fought and died so that we can be free from evils of fascism. They accepted to be maladjusted even if it costed them their lives.
“There are some things in our nation and in our world to which I’m proud to be maladjusted, and I call upon you to be maladjusted and all people of good will to be maladjusted to these things until the good society is realized.” Martin Luther king Jr. We must continue to be maladjusted to the systemic racism which pervades our society, which pervades our institutions, which pervades our very culture. We must not sleep through the revolution, as baptized Christians and followers of Jesus Christ, we must be maladjusted.
I pray that the sorrow, anger, rage, we may be feeling today will not cripple us, but like Paul wrote let it work something positive in our lives, may it will lead us to accept being maladjusted and light the candles that may have been snuffed out, occupy spaces that have remained open, speak at times when we may have been silent… There is a hole in the world today… Don’t let there be a whole in the world tomorrow.
Please find a link to our Trinity Sunday service and sermon here https://youtu.be/B94GxsE2D5E If this does not work please find it our website, www.saintpeterschurch.net/category/sermonvideoarchive/. Our bulletin is also attached here.
Fr. Samuel K. Ndungu