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Litany Of Resistance

Jesus For President Litany of Resistance

Created with the help of Jim Loney (CPT Reservist) and Brian Walsh (activist theologian)

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One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

All: Have mercy on us

One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

All: Free us from the bondage of sin and death

One: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world

All: Hear our prayer. Grant us peace.

One: For the victims of war

All: Have mercy

One: Women, men and children

All: Have mercy

One: The maimed and the crippled

All: Have mercy

One: The abandoned and the homeless

All: Have mercy

One: the imprisoned and the tortured

All: Have mercy

One: The widowed and the orphaned

All: Have mercy

One: The bleeding and the dying

All: Have mercy

One: The weary and the desperate

All: Have mercy

One: The lost and the forsaken

All: Have mercy

One:   O God — Have mercy on  us sinners

All:     Forgive us for we know not what we do

One:    For our scorched and blackened earth

All:     Forgive us

One:    For the scandal of billions wasted in war

All:     Forgive us

One: For our arms makers and arms dealers

All: Forgive us

One:    For our Caesars and Herods

All: Forgive us

One: For the violence that is rooted in our hearts

All: Forgive us

One: For the times we turn others into enemies

All: Forgive us

One: Deliver us, O God

All: Guide our feet into the way of peace

One: Hear our prayer. 

All: Grant us peace.

One:  From the arrogance of power

All: Deliver us

One: From the myth of redemptive violence

All: Deliver us

One: From the tyranny of greed

All: Deliver us

One: From the ugliness of racism

All: Deliver us

One: From the cancer of hatred

All: Deliver us

One: From the seduction of wealth

All: Deliver us

One: From the addiction of control

All: Deliver us

One: From the idolatry of nationalism

All: Deliver us

One: From the paralysis of cynicism

All: Deliver us

One: From the violence of apathy

All: Deliver us

One: From the ghettos of poverty

All: Deliver us

One: From the ghettos of wealth

All: Deliver us

One: From a lack of imagination

All: Deliver us

One: Deliver us, O God

All: Guide our feet into the way of peace

One: We will not conform to the patterns of this world

All: Let us be transformed by the renewing of our minds

One: With the help of God’s grace

All: Let us resist evil wherever we find it

One: With the waging of war

All: We will not comply

One: With the legalization of murder

All: We will not comply

One: With the slaughter of innocents

All: We will not comply

One: With laws that betray human life

All: We will not comply

One: With the destruction of community

All: We will not comply

One: With the pointing finger and malicious talk

All: We will not comply

One: With the idea that happiness must be purchased

All: We will not comply

One: With the ravaging of the earth

All: We will not comply

One: With principalities and powers that oppress

All: We will not comply

One: With the destruction of peoples

All: We will not comply

One: With the raping of women

All: We will not comply

One: With governments that kill

All: We will not comply

One: With the theology of empire

All: We will not comply

One: With the business of militarism

All: We will not comply

One: With the hoarding of riches

All: We will not comply

One: With the dissemination of fear

All: We will not comply

One: Today we pledge our ultimate allegiance… to the Kingdom of God

All: We pledge allegiance

One: To a peace that is not like Rome’s

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Gospel of enemy love

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Kingdom of the poor and broken

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To a King that loves his enemies so much he died for them

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the least of these, with whom Christ dwells

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the transnational Church that transcends the artificial borders of nations

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the refugee of Nazareth

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the homeless rabbi who had no place to lay his head

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the cross rather than the sword

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the banner of love above any flag

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the one who rules with a towel rather than an iron fist

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the one who rides a donkey rather than a war-horse

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the revolution that sets both oppressed and oppressors free

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Way that leads to life

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  To the Slaughtered Lamb

All: We pledge allegiance

One:  And together we proclaim his praises, from the margins of the empire to the centers of wealth and power

All: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

One:  Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

All: Long Live the Slaughtered Lamb

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And I will never think the same of mice ever again…

I just read a graphic novel about a man who survived the holocaust.
Hiding, Auschwitz, everything…
It started with a quote from Hitler saying “The Jews are undoubtedly a race, but they are not human.”

The pictures were horrifying and disturbing.
The jews were drawn as mice, germans as cats, americans as dogs, polish as pigs.

How could people be treated in such a way? I’ve always been super sensitive to the 2nd world war and the treatment of people in the concentration camps so I dont know why I bought this…

And it’s been making me think a lot on my new name for god.
Where was life there?
Of course among the living but they were halfway to death…
How was life brought into those places?

I keep hearing squeeks in my head of fear, terror and desperation. So loud when i close my eyes to sleep I’m scared I will have bad dreams tonight.

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