A REFLECTION ON LIBERATION - BREAKING THE CONDITIONS OF SERVITUDE - FR. LANCE SCHMITZ, ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The scandal is that the gospel means liberation, that this liberation comes to the poor, and that it gives them the strength and the courage to break the conditions of servitude.
James H. Cone
“Break the conditions of servitude.”
The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a milquetoast spirituality of conscience enlightenment, it is rather a transformative reality that transforms the entire person away from oppression towards liberation. A liberation that is marked by solidarity with the powerless, not merely to ameliorate a guilty
conscience ￼instead a solidarity that is defined by its unapologetic calling to speak and act against the oppressive systems that dwell in the halls of power wherever they may be.
Rev. Lance A Schmitz, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church