“Fast and Furious/Slow and Curious”

“Fast and Furious/Slow and Curious”

Date: September 11, 2022

by Marcia Mount Shoop
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

“We need to understand that part of the work is the courage to be curious with each other and with ourselves. To inquire when something lands in a certain way. To ask for a pause when a feeling or an experience needs more of our collective attention.

That is a part of the work of ridding the world of white supremacy patriarchal capitalism–because that mess does not want us to slow down. In fact, white supremacy patriarchal capitalism is always telling us when we need to speed up, get more done in a shorter amount of time, rest less and go harder.

Our resistance to all of that will take many forms, but in order for our resistance to be sustainable it has to include the capacity to slow down–the space to be both furious and curious. The space to soak in how interwoven faith and fury really are in a community devoted to discovering a collective way of life that is defined by mutual liberation.”

Watch the full GCPC service on 9/11/22 here
(Scripture and sermon begin at 46:10)