Translating the Gospel

If we have nothing to say about all these instances of racial injustice and so much more, then we are as out of date as the King James Version and have even more fanciful notions than unicorns. But even more so, if we cannot translate these statements of the Gospel into meaningful action, then we have failed to do the core of the Gospel command. We have failed to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. We have failed to engage in the imitatio Christi, the imitation of Christ.

The Lynching Tree

First Page of the Gospel of Mark

Rev. Mark Schaefer Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University January 20, 2008 Acts 10:34-43; Mark 15:21-32 Acts 10:34   Then Peter began to speak to them: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality,   35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.   36 You…