On the Eve of Pilgrimage: Contemplating Walking 200 miles from Livingston to Austin in Opposition to Execution

On the Eve of Pilgrimage: Contemplating Walking 200 miles from Livingston to Austin in Opposition to Execution June 12, 2014

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Community leaders of the day stood with their stones ready.  The law said that the woman caught in adultery was to be killed.  Everyone looked up to see what Jesus would do.  Joining the woman in the dirt, Jesus used his body to save her.  Without the body of Jesus, the woman would have perished.

I seek to emulate Jesus.  Community leaders of our day here in Texas and around the country stand with their stones ready for another execution.  I am ready too.

Over the next few days, I will give my body to the struggle for abolishment of the death penalty.  I will pilgrimage from Livingston to Austin to help my neighbors understand that you cannot love your neighbor as your self and execute them.  With every step I take, I will pray for an end to the violent crimes committed by both individuals and through state sponsored executions.  I know the God that was a victim of a violent execution is with me.

I am seeking to love my neighbors as I never have before and I pray that the world will follow suit.

Amen.


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