Sep 23, 2022 |
Rector's Blog, The Words We Cannot Say| The Rev. Philip DeVaul
Rector's Blog, The Words We Cannot Say
The people of God made a decision, God can call themselves whatever God wants. As for us, we’ll agree that there are some things we just can’t say.
We have trouble with that today – this idea that there are things we cannot say. I am a straight cisgender White Christian man in America, and my group of people in particular gets really bent out of shape about the possibility that there are things we cannot say. I have heard many of us complain that we can’t joke about things like we used to. And we have to be careful about how we talk about race and gender and sexuality. We get nervous and frustrated. We don’t like being in trouble. And, if we’re honest, we’re pretty anxious about being held accountable.
But what really seems to upset us is when other people can say words that we cannot.