by Samantha Gonzalez-Block
Psalm 52; Luke 10:38-42
“Getting clean has thus become synonymous with becoming one with Jesus – a notion that through the years has been used to liberate and empower, as well as subjugate and divide.
We know that certain bodies in our society are deemed cleaner and more precious than others. Some bodies have been considered dirty, sinful, sexual, dangerous or even expendable.
Darker skinned bodies. Women’s bodies. LGBTQ bodies.
Differently abled bodies. Undocumented bodies.
Bodies to be controlled, dismissed, caged, and criminalized.”