Bryan Moyer Suderman

Being in Bonds with the Oppressed

This morning we heard a beautifully sung rendition of Kyrie Eleison (“Lord Have Mercy”). The words of this litany are powerful. It is one that stirs people into responding to the social realities that exist. One line, however, was both interesting and problematic. It read: “to empower the weak as they struggle against the bonds of oppression.”

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