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Are we complicit
when we stand in silence
pernicious discrimination
devaluing our neighbor

Excluding them from inclusion
blind to the judging
letting others abuse
our sisters and our brothers

We must stand, we must speak
calling all of us to an awakening
looking at where boundaries are established
stumbling blocks to full inclusion

Not being silent before those who separate
who judge our neighbors
standing in the breach
with our brother, our Savior

We are called to this
to speak out against repression
the little insidious slights
and the pernicious patterns of behavior

May 27, 2011
racial bullying at Pembroke Academy
in part inspired by conversations with
the Reverend John Makokha
Riruta United Methodist Church
Other Sheep Afrika-Kenya http://www.othersheep.org/OSEA_CL_Other_Sheep_Kenya.html
Children of Africa Hope Mission Project in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. http://rirutaumc.homestead.com/children_of_africa.html
Matthew 25:31-46
The Sheep and the Goats
Matthew 28:18-20
Great Commission

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