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What’s the point?

So you wanna know about Jesus, huh?

Yeah. I mean, nah dude, stop, I really don’t care but if you got something to say, say it.

You’re the one who brought it up.

Ok never mind.

Ok.

(pause)

Dude just say what you gotta say. If you can’t make it simple forget it.

..let me see…really at it’s core the good news is about one thing: and one thing only the impossible got abolished.

I don’t understand.

The impossible got abolished. Nothing is impossible. All that negative shit in your head is not true.

I don’t understand.

Look. When Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation what did he do?

Freed the slaves I guess.

Yeah and do you think the white brothers down in Texas, when they found out, went out to the fields, rounded up the workers and hollered, “Hey y’all are free now. President just changed things up. Y’all can go on? You think they did that?

Nah probably not.

Really?

Ok, damn, I know they didn’t.

Yeah so a bunch of Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger got on horse back to ride down to Galveston, Texas to give them the news. It’s called Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. This was two and a half years after the signing of the emancipation proclamation.

That’s kind of like what I am talking about with the good news. The good news is not advise but news. Something happened! Jesus did something decisive. They don’t put things in the newspaper because it is interesting or good advice. They put things in the paper because something happened, something shifted. That’s what I mean. Jesus did something. He freed the slaves. He abolished the impossible. And yet you don’t believe it. You still living on the plantation.

You got a point.

Yeah I got a point.

That’s cool. But you know something?

What?

The plantation is real. I can see it.

It’s what you know to be true that is real whether you can see it or not.

christopher

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