31 Days of Liminality

Please Don’t Pray for Me

No,  I haven’t lost my mind. I haven’t lost my religion either. I have,  however,  lost faith in some of my connections,  who,  in my humble opinion,  lead with faith without works.

A girlfriend recently traveled to China for a conference. On a flight home, she wrote,

Atatiana Jefferson would have been safer in China. Hell, we’re all safer somewhere else. But our blood is too deep in the roots of this country to concede to bigotry and bullshit!

TR Massaquoi

America has broken faith with much of its citizenry. What’s worse is the dismissive attitude of the faith community, offering prayer and nothing else.

I am in pain. I fear for my life. Sit with my in my grieving, and then talk about what you’re going to do.

I need your active prayers. I need you talking about not being able to hold your peace, and I need to see you move.

Failing that, you might forget to pray for me, and I might die.

I don’t trust your drive-by prayers.

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 

James 2:14, NIV

I doubt know whether such faith can save you, but it won’t save me.

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