For me the Star Spangled Banner sounds little different in the context of what the Supreme Court did today. Sing the first verse along with me:
"O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs burstinng in air
Gave proof thro' the night that the flag was still there.
O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O're the land of the free and the home of the brave."
We're still working on the All in our land.
It will take a long time to upack the meaning of the same-sex decision. Remember when the Supreme Court cut down segregation? Justice was a long time coming. And still is for many people. Especially for those with tears in their eyes in Charleston.
The Apostle Paul was right: "We grieve but not as those who have no hope."
Take a moment just squint your eyes--look around you--do you see it? Justice. It's here--we just have to keep working and looking. Once in a while America is not so hard to see.
--Roger Lovette / rogerlovette.blogspot.com