Rev. Graylan Hagler: ‘What Does Mr. Trump Bring to the Public Altar?’

Rev. Graylan Hagler, Washington, D.C.
Rev. Graylan Hagler, Washington, D.C.
Rev. Graylan Hagler has a good response to navigating the waters of the call to “heal.” Worth reading.

“How can one be healed when the rhetoric targeted at one group or another attacked the humanity and very lives of those groups? I would like to be healed but the damage has already been done, and so how is the damage undone? The call for healing right now is as if you still have the disease or infirmity in your body but choose to ignore its presence and the damage that it is doing or has done. We cannot be healed while still being ravished by the destructive elements of the disease. We cannot be healed while the disease is still in the body. I cannot be healed right now because the one who brought the disease, exploited the disease, and advanced the disease has done nothing to eradicate the disease.

In scriptures, when people came with a sin offering, a thanksgiving offering or the first fruits offering it was without blemish and it was significant. It was such a significant offering that is meant something economically and psychologically to the offerer.

I have heard the rhetoric of Trump and I have to believe him at his word, and so since his words threatens me and many of my friends in their personhood and humanity I have to ask what will he bring to the altar of the public arena that there might be healing.”–Rev. Graylan Hagler, America Needs to be Healed!

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