Patience. Perseverance. Waiting. Hope.

The Bible reading from Romans 8:18-27 encourages all of those.  It speaks to all who suffer.  It speaks to all who lack. It speaks to all who are outcast.

Blah blah blah. It also sounds like what folks who have enough say to those who don’t.  “Just wait a little while longer – things will get better.”

How long before things get better?  Does God really continue to offer care, compassion, love, and endurance?  Shall we wait in hope while others, under the pretense of doing God’s work, seek to further marginalize, ostracize, and even demonize the ones they don’t like or who aren’t like them?

No more patience.  No more waiting. 

Give your hope legs.

For what have you stopped waiting and started working?

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