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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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Mmmm lamb kebabs/just a little something I wrote in church yesterday

Worthy is the Lamb
The Lamb that was slain
Who reigns
The martyr that rules a nation
The mute poet
The paralysed dancer
The blind prophet
The king who rides a donkey
And not a high fucking war horse

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Jubilee

(NIV)Luke 4:18-19
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

I think everybody knows the theory of jubilee. On the 50th year all will be back as how it was. Slaves were set free, land given back, debts were canceled etc.

Jesus “proclaimed” this year of jubilee. How did he act it out? Literally, atonementaly? Was he talking about spiritually blind and oppressed or physically, or both?
Were the people living in those times lacking health care, centrelink, debt care companies, reconciliation activist groups?

Does Jesus death have the same meaning/significance as Oscar  Romero’s?

But anyway, away from that tangent… Jubilee! We all know a couple with a daughter named Jubilee. Very beautiful… And I cant help but feel HOPE and CELEBRATION when I think of that word/name because of everything that it carries.

Freedom for the nations fighting oppression, freedom for the slaves slaving away in sweatshops, freedom for the indigenous of any country and gaining their land back, freedom for the kids in the rat race, freedom for those deep in a mortgage and other debts, freedom for those who have the mark of the beast ($) on their foreheads (mind) or their right hand (motives/what they do), freedom for the loving ones who WILL see this happen!
Oh, how my being dances when I think of the times to come!

But for now we moan like a  woman in labour, we moan because we can see these things yet we can’t see them happening, only in little snippets. We moan and soon there will be a birth. Renewing, joy, JUBILEE!!!

So right now, I am proclaiming the year of the Lord’s favour, together we declare Jubilee in motion, let us eat and dance and celebrate!

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Eep!

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Got the new  daniel  clowes graphic novel!
Gonna read on the way home xD

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