Posts with the tag “justice”

The Less-Traveled Road
by Devon McCoy on October 14th, 2021
Growing up in my parent’s old church, I always heard our pastor give a benediction at the end of his sermons that confused me. After he finished delivering his message he would stand at the front of the church reciting this prayer from St. Francis of Assisi:“May God bless you with discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships so that you may live deep from the heart.May...  Read More
Every Tribe, Every Tongue, Every Nation
by Devon McCoy on March 15th, 2021
This year, calls for racial justice have been louder, stronger, and more consistent thanever before. Out of all the things that happened this past year, the realization of howracism is ingrained within our country has become crystal clear. The cracks in differentsystems and even daily life that have been created because of racism have split wide openfor all of us to see.Different issues and situat...  Read More
How My Squad Pulled Up
by Devon McCoy on March 4th, 2021
Regular fishermen. Business owners. Tax collectors. Anarchists. Thieves. If I read you a list of these professions, the last thought you would probably have was that the people in these professions were buddies. And yet, these guys were not only a squad, they were part of the original twelve disciples of Jesus.My parents used to tell me that the company I keep will set the trajectory for my life. ...  Read More
Racial Unity
by Devon McCoy on September 9th, 2020
Unity in God. The phrase alone holds power. Everyone knows that feeling of being a part of something bigger, knowing that you’re needed, yet such a small part of the whole. The Christian body is like that. God allows us to be a part of showing His Kingdom in Heaven here on Earth- something way bigger than us alone. In fact, unity is a vital part. With all of the light that has been shed on racial ...  Read More
Unity in God
by Devon McCoy on September 3rd, 2020
Politics has always been a topic I hated because of the perception I had of it growing up. For my whole life, talk of politics led to intense anger, persecution, and screaming matches within my family. Therefore, this became the basis of what I knew politics to be and I began to shy away and become fearful of any conversations about them. I never wanted to insert my opinion on the matter because I...  Read More