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7/15/19: Sermon: Nashville, TN, Brookmeade Congregational Church, “A Good Samaritan” - Becca Griffin

Sermon: “A Good Samaritan

Sermon based on the text from Luke 10:27-35, the story often called “the Good Samaritan” reinterpreted with  references from Miguel De La Torre (The People’s Bible), AJ Levine (Jewish Annotated New Testament), NRSV Study Bible, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and dedicated to all who suffer from injustice, prejudice, racism, deportation, being separated from parents and children and family and friends and home, to those whose voices aren’t heard, to children crying and their mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers grandmothers and grandfathers, and those busting their asses to make life accessible to all. 

I remember a time when I didn’t know what the word “subversive” meant. I confused it with the word “submissive” and I will never forget how it felt to be corrected and admit I was wrong in front of other people. May we have the courage to admit that we have been mistaken. May that courage come quickly. It can happen today: abolish ICE.

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Mother of God: Protectress of the Oppressed by Kelly Latimore

Madre de Dios: Protectora de los oprimidos por Kelly Latimore

Un buen samaritano” 

Sermón basado en el texto de Lucas 10: 27-35, la historia a menudo llamada "El buen samaritano" reinterpretada con referencias de Miguel De La Torre (La Biblia del Pueblo), AJ Levine (Nuevo Testamento Anotado Judío), Biblia de estudio del NRSV, Dra. Martin Luther King, Jr., y dedicado a todos los que sufren de injusticia, prejuicio, racismo, deportación, ser separados de padres e hijos y de familiares y amigos y de su hogar, a aquellos cuyas voces no se escuchan, a los niños que lloran y sus madres y padres, hermanas, hermanos, abuelas y abuelos, y los que se hacen el culo para que la vida sea accesible para todos. Recuerdo un momento en el que no sabía lo que significaba la palabra "subversivo". Lo confundí con la palabra "sumiso" y nunca olvidaré cómo se sintió corregido y admitiré que estaba equivocado frente a otras personas. Que tengamos el coraje de admitir que nos hemos equivocado. Que ese coraje venga rápido. Puede suceder hoy: abolir el ICE. 

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