The Court of the Captives

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One day,The court of the captiveswill convenebefore the halls of power.They will bringtheir torment and sufferingas evidence against us,as evidence of our failureto protect them,as evidence of our failureto redeem themwith speed and urgency.
On that day,the court of the innocentat the gates of heavenwill join the chorus –the newly murdered,babies and dreamers,parents and children –bringing their bloodas evidence against us,as evidence of our failureto protect them,as evidence of our failureto secure our land and our people.On that day,the court of the captives,and the court of the innocent,will minister to each otherat the gates of righteousness,both in heavenand on earth,offering torn clothsoaked in tearsto bind their wounds,to bless the living,and to console the lost.Today,yes, today,the court of the captivesand the court of the innocent in heavenconvene,arraying the chargesbefore us,and wait,still wait,for us to answer.
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