Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017
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When Latin American people speak there is an immediacy and directness to their words that feels different than in the US. As if we have been trained to talk in a way that covers some things up (the effect of nicer sheets and pillows?). Driving through the crowded and, yes, dirty streets, past homes and sidewalks that don’t seem to have been finished, you get the sense of seeing a world naked, in its original state, direct, without any fluff or pretense.
I was as embarrassed and angry as anyone else that a man like Trump was claiming my faith community as his own—a faith community that has challenged me to be more loving, more courageous, more justice-seeking, more open, more hospitable. But after the initial embarrassment in the form of indignation wore off, I realized I was not so surprised, because I have also seen the Church enact the Empire-values that Trump embodies.