A dear friend of mine, M. Christopher Boyer, is Pastor at Good Shepard Baptist Church. This morning, he took his congregation on a journey involving the Prophet Amos and the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin issue.
It’s a powerful piece and one I told him was worthy of publication somewhere. He graciously gave me permission to post it here – and hopefully, he’ll find a wide outlet for his thoughts.
I was going to reprint it in its entirety, but decided to post this link to the printed sermon. If I posted it on the page in full, I’d be wanting to break it up with pictures and such. This way it stands alone … in all it’s power. This being Sunday and all ….
This is from a recent post by Andy at Towleroad titled: The Earth Calls Out …As Andy puts it so well:
This is one of the more remarkable photos I’ve seen in some time. What you’re looking at are roads and cleared land caused by loggers and their trucks and machinery in southern Sweden. The pattern they’ve caused in the destruction has come to illustrate the very thing they have destroyed. It was an entry in a photo contest about “convergence” on Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, an offshoot of the well-known literary quarterly. According to McSweeney’s: “It was taken by a Swede named Jocke Berglund, and it won him a Wildlife Photographer of the Year award from London’s Natural History Museum.”