Thursday, May 21, 2015

John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Year B - Pentecost or Energy to Witness
May 24, 2015


When “the” Advocate comes you are to be an Advocate (witness/testifier). As part of loveprevailsumc.com our advocacy for LGBTQ people within a discriminating church is expressed with 3 “D” words: Disrupt, Divest, Disclose(t).

These are words that may have made Pentecost a reality strong enough to move into a world beyond their closed system.

These words connect with the work of this Advocate to “prove the world wrong” about sin and righteousness and judgment.

Institutional sin that shapes individual sin needs disrupting.

Privileged righteousness claims resources and divestment is a healing modality in a sick setting.

Easy judgment, blind to the complexities of life, needs disclosure of its effect of closeting people.

In each case “truth” is tested by disruption and divestment from business as usual and disclosing of uncomfortable realities.

Pentecost is not just about a positive witness to new life but a confronting of old life and lies. Without doing both we have not really moved us much forward beyond your particular biases.


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