KTF Weekly Newsletter: Life after Guantanamo, Stately Slavery, Holy Evictions
Some of you probably heard that there was a tragic, deadly fire in the Bronx this week that claimed 19 lives, and upended many more. Jonathan posted where you can Venmo a local pastor with money to help out the victims, as well as places to drop off clothing and other supplies if you happen to be in New York City. We know some of you have already given, which we really appreciate. Thanks in advance for anything the rest of you can do!
And now, here are this week’s highlights to help us in our discipleship and political education as we seek to leave colonized faith for the kingdom of God.
For most of us, loving our neighbors as ourselves the last two years has been harder than ever before. The temptation to let go of cautionary measures is high, particularly when the main media talking points on the Omicron variant are that its symptoms are milder and that people who got shots are well protected from its worst effects. But an Atlantic article from Friday is a really helpful crash course in how much strain Omicron is actually putting on the healthcare system. Moreover, the article illustrates how the cumulative pressure of all the COVID waves has affected healthcare workers and hospitals. The situation is not good. The article quotes one doctor as saying “I don’t think people will realize what’s happening until we fall off that cliff—until you call 911 and no one comes ...” So be careful out there, and not just for yourself!