A Letter to Tamar from Claire DeBerg
This powerful sermon (conversation with Tamar by way of letter) begins this way:
Peace be with you.
I am writing you a letter, dear sister, because I need to tell you some important news. I’m also a writer and this is one of my favorite ways of communicating. This is heavy, this rape story of yours. I have cried this week while trying to dig into this moment in history, this moment in the story of God’s relationship with humanity. It is jaw-dropping your rape and the men in this tragedy and their behavior before during and after. I closed my eyes many times just trying to make the words in the Holy Bible scramble up and disappear I just did not want to believe that this story could possibly be true ..."
|Publisher||Mennonite Church USA|
|Audience||Adults, Leaders, Youth|
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