Lorraine Cuddeback-Gedeon (MDiv, PhD University of Notre Dame) is Director of Mission and Ministry at Mercy High School in Baltimore. She specializes in inclusive research with the intellectual disability community, engaging ethnography and qualitative fieldwork through the lenses of liberation theologies and feminist theory.
Accompaniment in fear, in suffering, in trauma: that seems to me to be an appropriate call for Christians over the past three Easters. We are still sitting in a messy, middle space – enduring in grief, and hoping for a new day, a new creation.
Jonah sat in the belly of an ocean beast for three days rather than face his duty to call Nineveh back to God. And Christians — especially white Christians — in this country have long been ignoring their duty to call one another to repentance.