“Christians, it’s not resurrection hope if it does not liberate, love, and make whole. Too often we believe in a theology of Jesus that reinforces power dynamics and oppression rather than resist them and change them.”
~ Dante Stewart, Pastor and Author
A prayer by Clement of Rome (in a letter to Corinth (chapter 59) around 96 C.E.) that speaks to Dante’s words and demonstrates how far we (the Church) have strayed.
“We beg you, Lord, to help and to defend us. Deliver the oppressed, pity the insignificant, raise the fallen, show yourself to the needy, heal the sick, bring back those of your people who have gone astray, feed the hungry, lift up the weak, take off the prisoners’ chains. May every nation come to know that you alone are God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, that we are your people, the sheep that you pasture.”