By Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 13, 2017

Prayer from the pen of Lauren Grubaugh; Seminary student in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  1. To the God whom we have forgotten;
    To the God who is not male and is not white.

    To the God who takes no pleasure in violence;
    To the God who is Love;
    To the God who is tender hearted and warm embrace;
    To the God who is not deaf to Her children's cries and who is moved to tears by their suffering:
    To the God whose law is love of neighbor, hospitality for the stranger, care for the weak;
    To the God whose touch is healing whose gaze is compassion; whose way is lovingkindness;
    To the God who is justice;
    To the God who tramples fear and hatred under her feet;
    To the God who convicts our hearts. stirs our spirits, transforms our minds;
    To the God who revels in the joyful dance of community and invites us to do the same;

    To the God whose own child 's lynched body hung limp on a tree,
    not by her own hand;
    but because of the fear and hatred of those human beings
    who feared the kind of world they were promised would be ushered in
    and hated the changes they would have to undergo to get there;
    Our memory is so short;
    The failure to remember the sins of our parents;
    Our aversion to repentance;
    Our refusal to make reparations
    is killing us.

    Our souls are wasting away,
    And black, brown, female, queer, trans, Muslim, differently abled bodies,
    Are dying,
    Every day, so many.

    O God whom we have forgotten,
    We do not even know how to call on your name.
    We have not seen you in the faces of our sisters and brothers,
    We have not felt you in the pain of our neighbors, strangers, friends and enemies.

    O God whom we have forgotten,
    Do not let our imaginations be infiltrated by war mongering forces of violence;
    Do not let our spirits be colonized by the depressing fear of our oppressors.

    Transform our minds that do not know how to think of you
    Existing without these heavy chains we have placed on ourselves
    And on each other.





Comments (4)
Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 17, 2017 02:56

Speaker’s Corner 4-5 p.m. Sundays in Rockland located at the corner park at Rite Aid (Main Street & Park Street)

This week Sunday August 20 we are honored to include Omar Conteh of Gambia, West Africa. Omar lives in Bangor and has offered to come join us. He plans to speak about, “the condition today in our country and around the world.” I hope that you will join us.

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Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 16, 2017 15:17

  1. IT IS TIME!!
  2. It is time  to coordinate a celebration to the strength of our diversity! MUSIC, SINGING, SHARING, CARING. IT IS TIME!!! Jews, blacks, Muslims, Gays, Christians, Straight. Spreading HOPE instead of hate. It doesn't water down who we are or what we believe. It will strengthen it!                                        

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Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 13, 2017 12:24

"Yes, this is RACISM!"  One pastor had courage to speak it the way it is. My pastor did the same in a different way, yet the message was the same.


Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Aug 13, 2017 05:10

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