Saturday, March 12, 2011
Outside the Locked Doors of the Cathedral, A Call for Justice
But I'm not proud of my denomination today. Because 500 yards away stood the historic Trinity Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.
And its doors were locked.
We missed a chance to witness to the leaders of this State that their heart and treasure are not in the Kingdom of God. Because we're still so captivated by the culture that we don't understand that doing justice means more than opening a soup kitchen or donating some food to the food bank. We're still so sound asleep that we haven't heard the knocking at our door and the quiet voice of our Lord imploring us to wake up. We're still so contorted by our debate over sexuality that we've forgotten that the whole Law and Prophets hang on two commandments: Love God and love your neighbor. We blew it. Again.
That God can raise up the Children of Abraham from rocks is small comfort. But at least the rocks were there, praying. Maybe next time, the Episcopal Church can show up.