Posted by: Renee | April 29, 2012

Today may be your cross, but Tomorrow will be your Resurrection

Justin White’s blog from the United Methodist General Conference

This week has been trying. There have been victories, there have been defeats, but yesterday it seemed that the defeats were in the overwhelming majority. Committee after committee seemed to pass legislation on to the greater body that sought to discriminate against women’s bodies, LGBTQ rights, and so forth and so on. It was a hard day for many, and after a week of exhausting and trying legislative committees, defeat stared us in the face.

But today has been a good day. This afternoon, the Common Witness Coalition held a worship service that proved to be transformational, powerful, and just what we needed to realize that the God who created us, is still in control. Dr. James Cone, professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, talked about his book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree. One of the first things he said was, “Today may be your cross, but tomorrow will be your resurrection.” People erupted in applause. It was a moment of clarity for me.     Read more…

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