This is America: A Reflection on the Response to COVID-19

Outline of United States with US flag and coronavirus shapes

On May 5, 2018, the Rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) released the song “This is America.” The next day there were news articles about the song. The song and video reflect on a vision of America that many people discount–one of consumerism, gun violence, and race. The imagery, in vision and word, reveals a reality for many who can do little more than reflect on past trauma. The title tells us all we need to know about the meaning of the song and video, “This is America.” Violence, racism, and consumerism is so ingrained in our culture that to oppose them seems in itself un-American.

I will not be preaching about Childish Gambino. I probably won’t even mention or play the song during service. But I will reflect on our country and it’s response to COVID-19, because this is America, for better or worse, and as Americans it is our job to truly build a land of the free.

This service will be held virtually. Join us at 10:30 am for Virtual Coffee Time to catch up with each other and chat. Then stay online and we will start the Sunday service promptly at 11:00 am.

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