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Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #504 Robert Gaza / September 19, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Robert Gaza- “It’s not easy, this is a release.” Sometimes the most freeing things are the most difficult to endure. In the hardest of moments, Robert Gaza pointed to the the release that was upon him. I believe Gaza […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #502 Vaughn Ross / July 18, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Vaughn Ross- “I don’t fear death.” We are a people paralyzingly afraid of death. We are diseased with an inability to see life in death. For Vaughn Ross, life was far scarier than death. Ross was ready […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #494 Ricky Lewis / April 9, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas Ricky Lewis: “It’s burning.” When the poison started to flow through the needle, Ricky Lewis said that his body was burning. Lewis is just one example of a great many executed persons who have reported a burning […]

Claiming Justice and Killing Jesus: The Execution of Willie Trottie

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  “…I was in prison, and you visited me.”  Jesus doesn’t say, “I was not guilty in prison, and you came to me.”  Jesus binds his flesh with the flesh of those who have no hope.  Willie Trottie is left with little hope.  Tonight, the State of Texas will kill Trottie by lethal injection.  We […]

The Pilgrimage: A Short Story of a Long 200 mile Journey // June 14

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Sleeping is not easy when you are not on a bed.  We take our rest for granted.  Homelessness is a pervasive problem in our world.  We do violence everyday when we don’t consider the sleepless nights of others.  I spent the first few waking hours of my second day on pilgrimage walking against the death […]

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