Advent and Injustice

The last two posts about my experiences visiting sites associated with the murders of Emmett Till and Medgar Evars might not seem to be very seasonal and cheery to some readers. Why dwell on such dark, tragic, and horrific things during the Christmas season?

Well, because it's not the Christmas season. Not yet. It's Advent now. Advent is the season of exile, a time of god-forsakenness. Advent is the season of longing and groaning. Like the slaves in Egypt and the exiles in Babylon, Advent is the season when we cry out for justice in the face of oppression.

All that to say, Advent is the perfect time to dwell on such dark, tragic and horrific things.

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